No injuries were reported after a 2-story townhouse caught fire Monday morning on Chancery Lane in Virginia Beach.
The call came in at 11:09 a.m. from the 3700 block. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the first floor of the home. The fire was marked under control as of 11:35 a.m.
Fire officials said three people were displaced from the home as a result of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting them.
One adult was treated on the scene for minor injuries, and did not need to go to the hospital.
There was also a pet in the home, which was not injured.
Investigators have ruled this a kitchen grease fire.
WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
Virginia Beach EMS has renamed its headquarters after a long-time former chief.
Now titled “The Bruce W. Edwards Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services Headquarters and Training Center,” the facility honors the former chief who served for 32 years.
In total, Edwards served the Virginia Beach rescue system for 42 years, starting with the Ocean Park Volunteer Fire and Rescue Unit in 1967. He ended his career retiring as Chief Emiritus in 2016.
Saturday’s ceremony honoring Edwards featured Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, Senator Bill DeSteph, Delegate Glenn Davis and more.
In a post on social media, VBEMS says CHief Edward’s impact on the city “will live on forever.”
WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
Fire crews battled a 50-acre brush fire Sunday in Campbell County.
Around 3:30, the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Dept. was called to Johnson Mountain Road to assist on a large brush fire, along with multiple departments from across the county.
Brush trucks, tankers, dozers and drones were used to fight the fire. The scene was cleared by 7:15. The Dept. of Forestry and Campbell County remained on the scene to watch for hot spots.
WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department held their annual coat distribution event on Monday, distributing over 3,000 jackets to 75 local schools, non-profits and shelters.
“A coat goes a long way. There’s the chance a kid might not go outside to play because they don’t have a coat,” said Deputy Chief Willie Bailey. “There’s a chance they might not go to school. I have heard families say the kids take turns wearing the coat.” For Bailey, the mission is a personal one. The deputy chief didn’t receive his first new coat until he reached high school.
“I grew up in public housing, six to seven kids, my parents didn’t have a whole lot. When I received my first brand new coat, I didn’t want to take it off,” said Bailey. Bailey wanted other kids in the community to know that feeling of warmth and confidence a coat can bring by creating the annual coat drive.
WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown