Blaze in Suffolk residential area claims lives of two pets

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue units responded to a residential structure fire in the 5800 block of Greenwood Road Wednesday morning, according to a media release.

“Engine 7 arrived on scene at 10:11 am to find fire and smoke showing from the rear of the single-story home,” the release said. “Crews forced entry and performed a primary search. The fire was found to have extended into the attic space, and after an aggressive attack was extinguished at 10:28 a.m.” 

The primary search discovered that no occupants were home, but two dogs did not survive the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. 

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The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office is leading an investigation into the cause and origin of the fire.