Five children rescued from Chesapeake house fire; infant in critical condition

  • Source: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
  • Published: 07/07/2018 02:47 PM

Five children were rescued from a house fire in Chesapeake on Saturday. The children — ages 10, 7, 4, 3 and 6 months old — were rescued from a structure fire in the South Norfolk Section of Chesapeake. Chesapeake fire responded to a house fire in the 800 block of Wright Avenue. Crews were dispatched at 12:36 p.m. and arrived at 12:40 p.m., Capt. Lawrence Matthews said. Upon arrival, fire crews found a single family residence on fire. They discovered that a neighbor had rescued four children from the residence using a ladder. A firefighter then went in and rescued a 6-month-old infant. The children who were rescued were 10, 7, 4 and 3-years-old.


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