Suffolk, Virginia

September 18, 2022

WORKING RESIDENTIAL DUPLEX FIRE WITH CAT RESCUED

SUFFOLK, Virginia (September 18, 2022): Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 6200 Block
of Oakglen Drive, in North Suffolk, for a residential duplex fire. Emergency Communications
dispatched the incident at 2:20 a.m.

Engine 25, Engine 5, Ladder 11, Battalion 2, and Medic 5, arrived at 2:27 a.m. to find heavy fire
and smoke showing from a two story residential duplex. All occupants were outside of both
structures when firefighters and medics arrived but it was reported that the family pets were still
inside the structure. Firefighters initiated a transitional fire attack on the garage portion of the
duplex as crews performed a search of the structure. Due to the heavy fire conditions in the
initial duplex, the fire spread through the attic to the exposure duplex. Firefighters were able to
rescue one of the family’s two pets. One pet deceased due to the fire. No firefighters or no
civilians were injured. The fire was placed under control 3:09 a.m. The American Red Cross is
assisting three adults and two children that are displaced by the fire of the two structures.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office with
Fire Marshal 6 leading the investigation.

Responding units included Car 1, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 25, Engine 5, Engine 10,
Chesapeake Engine 12, Ladder 11, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Medic 5, EMS 2, Safety 1, Rehab 6,
and Fire Marshal 6.

Credit: Suffolk FR