SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A two-alarm fire ripped through a home in Suffolk early Tuesday morning.
Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said the fire sparked around 12:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Holladay Street in the Olde Town neighborhood. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke and fire at the back of the home.
A woman was trapped on the first floor of the home. Klink said firefighters rescued her from the building and she was transported to Sentara Obici Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Another woman was also transported to the hospital, but her condition is unknown.
The home suffered heavy smoke and fire damage. Five adults and one child are being helped by the American Red Cross at this time.
Additionally, another home next door suffered damage to the side of the building. The home was evacuated and the six residents will be staying with relatives, Klink said. A vehicle was also damaged.
Another residence nearby containing four apartments was also evacuated, but the residents were able to return to their homes.
No firefighters were injured and the cause remains under investigation at this time.
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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