One injured, two displaced in Tuesday fire

Published 10:32 pm Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded to the 200 Block of Forest Oak Lane for an apartment fire. Suffolk Emergency Communications Dispatch Center dispatched the incident at 7:03 p.m.

According to a press release from SFD, Engine 2 arrived at 7:07 p.m. to find a fire in the kitchen in a first-floor apartment of a two story apartment building. Engine 2 performed an aggressive interior fire attack of the apartment while Engine 1 and Rescue 1 performed a search of the apartment.  The release said the fire was contained to the kitchen, with moderate fire damage to the kitchen, and heavy smoke damage throughout the apartment. Four adjacent apartments sustained minor smoke damage throughout. 

One occupant was transported to Norfolk General Hospital by Medic 3 for minor burns. Two adults are displaced by the fire and the American Red Cross is assisting the family.  No firefighters were injured. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire. 

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The fire was placed under control at 7:14 p.m. Suffolk Police provided scene and traffic control.