Resident suffers severe burns after house fire on Woodrow Avenue in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A male resident suffered severe burns Monday in a house fire on Woodrow Avenue.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to Block 200 Woodrow Avenue at around 7:15 p.m. for a residential structure fire report.

The units arrived to find smoke coming from the front of the building and fire in the back.

The sole occupant of the house had evacuated before the firefighters arrived and was found at a neighbor’s house. He was assessed and treated on the spot, then taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.

The residence also suffered extensive damage from fire, smoke and heat.

The fire was reported under control at 7:42 p.m.

The person who was injured was also displaced by the fire.

No firefighter was injured.

The Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue’s Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze.

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