ONE ADULT DISPLACED IN DOWNTOWN KITCHEN FIRE

SUFFOLK, VA (May 31, 2024) Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 300 block of
East Washington Street for a commercial structure fire. The incident was dispatched
at 12:49 p.m. with the first fire units arriving on scene at 12:52 p.m.

First crews on scene arrived to find moderate smoke conditions and a fire in the
kitchen in an apartment on the third floor of the building. A primary search determined
that all occupants were able to safely exit the structure on their own. The fire was
quickly extinguished and crews ventilated the structure.

There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters. One adult was displaced as a
result of the incident. Red Cross is providing assistance.

Responding units included Battalion 1, Safety 1, EMS 1, Car 1, Car 5, EMS 1, EMS 2,
Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Ladder 3 Ladder 6, Medic 3, and Rescue 1.

Credit: Suffolk FR