Update: The two firefighters have been released from the hospital.
Fire crews have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.
Virginia Beach, Va. – Two people have died and two others are injured after flames ripped through a Beach home on Friday evening. Two firefighters have also been injured officials say.
They say the fire was on 1340 Thamesford Drive.
Fire crews say four engines, a ladder and fire squad, and EMS units were on the scene.
Crews were alerted to the fire at 6:10 p.m.
They say there was heavy fire when they arrived. Four people were taken out of the home. Two people died, another is in critical condition after being transported to a burn trauma unit, and one person refused treatment officials say.
Crews say two firefighters are also being treated for first and second degree burns.
Fire crews are still on the scene right now conducting secondary search operations and overhaul of the fire.
Curt Isakson is a 35 year veteran of the fire service. Curt is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. Previously worked 9 years with the Pensacola Fire Department where he was assigned as the Company Officer on Rescue 31. Curt’s fire service experiences started at a young age as a Junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain. He has worked in volunteer, career, and combination departments.
Curt has held all ranks up to Battalion Chief and been assigned to operations, training, inspections, and was Chief of Special Operations for 7 years. Curt owns and operates County Fire Tactics that covers a very diverse range of fire service topics, as well as Firefighter Rescues, a site that documents rescues made by firefighters around the country.
He has annual contracts with numerous departments to provide standardized monthly training for these departments that respond daily together under an automatic aid agreement. Curt teaches nationally to include; FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference, Bowling Green State University, and owns/operates the annual HROC, COBC, WOTF, CFT ODP on Pensacola Beach. He is a Florida Certified Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector, Arson, and FLUSAR.
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