Hampton Roads firefighters battle residential fires in Portsmouth and Newport News

  • Source: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton
  • Published: 05/01/2021 12:00 AM

Hampton Roads firefighters -- both on the southside and on the peninsula -- were busy Friday night following a pair of residential fires. The first fire was reported around 9:41 p.m. in Portsmouth. Crews were called to a two-story apartment fire in the Port Norfolk section of the city. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the second-floor windows as well as the front of the building. The fire was quickly brought under control and crews remained on scene to put out any hot spots. Meanwhile in Newport News, firefighters were called to a house fire in the 700 block of 17th Street shortly after 10 p.m. The fire department tweeted a photo that showed the building was severely damaged. Neighboring Hampton fire units assisted Newport News in combatting the fire. Officials at both scenes say everyone got out safely and no one was hurt.


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