SUFFOLK, Virginia (September 25, 2022): Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 2000 Block
of Petersen Way, in Downtown Suffolk, for a residential structure on fire. Emergency
Communications dispatched the incident at 1:09 p.m.

Engine 3, Ladder 3, and Medic 3, arrived at 1:16 p.m. to find heavy fire and smoke showing
from a two story detached residential structure. All occupants were outside of the structure
when firefighters and medics arrived. One animal was reported trapped. Due to heavy fire
involvement of the garage portion of the structure, firefighters initiated a transitional fire attack
as additional fire crews performed a search of the structure. Due to the heavy fire conditions
from the garage, the fire spread into the attic and the neighboring house suffered significant
heat damage. One family pet was rescued by firefighters. No firefighters or civilians were
injured. The fire was placed under control at 2:06 p.m. The American Red Cross is assisting
four adults and two children that are displaced by the fire.

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

Responding units included Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 3, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4,
Ladder 3, Ladder 6, Rescue 1, Medic 3, EMS 1, Safety 1, and Rehab 6.

Credit: Suffolk FR