Official: 1 home destroyed, another damaged by fire in Newport News Monday night


A Southeast Newport News home was destroyed by fire and a second home was damaged Monday night, an official said.

Newport News firefighters responded to the blaze in the 1100 block of 29th Street shortly before 11 p.m., Assistant Chief Robert E. Lee said at the scene.

They initially attempted to attack the fire from inside, but they to had to pull everyone out because the home had become heavily involved in flames, Lee said.

Firefighters battled the flames for more than an hour before the fire was under control. The fire spread to a neighboring house, displacing its residents, as well, he said.

Two adults are displaced from one home, and two adults are displaced from the second home, he said.

The residents of the first house were not home when the fire started. They arrived home and found the house on fire and called 911. No injuries were reported, but firefighters were not able to find a dog in the first home, Lee said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.