Suffolk Fire responds to 2-alarm house fire, firefighter and occupant treated

  • Source: WTKR Channel 3 News
  • Published: 04/18/2019 04:59 AM

Suffolk Fire-Rescue responded to a house fire in the 3500 block of Arthur Drive early Thursday morning. According to dispatch, the call came out at 5:47 a.m., and the first unit arrived on scene in the rural Whaleyville borough at 5:58 a.m. Arriving crews said there was heavy fire showing from the single-story residence. One occupant, an adult man, received emergency medical assessment and treatment, and was taken to a local hospital due to smoke inhalation. One firefighter was also treated for heat exhaustion. Both occupants of the home will be displaced, as the home was declared a total loss. The Fire Marshal's office will be handling the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.


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