Crews battle flames at Hampton farmhouse

Crews battle flames at Hampton farmhouse

Crews battle flames at Hampton farmhouse

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Posted on September 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 10:56 PM

HAMPTON --  Crews responded to a house fire on Rockwell Road on Sunday morning.

Fire broke out at 10 a.m. Sunday at the 400 block of Rockwell Road.

Officials say that the flames spread to the roof, but the fire was under control within an hour.

Two people were inside the two story farmhouse when the flames broke out. Both were able to make it out of the home safely.

A spokesperson for the Hampton Fire Department says that the fire was difficult to put out for a number of reasons.

The house is located on a small private road that could not be reached by fire trucks. Instead crews had to use a courtyard hose. Also the house's balloon framing kept the firemen from dousing the flames quickly.

An official says that the home is "unliveable" and that 90% of the house is damaged due to the fire, smoke and water. The Red Cross was contacted, but the homeowners do not need assistance.

A firefighter was taken to Sentara Careplex Hospital for observation and has been released.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Investigators tell us that the fire appears to be accidental.

 

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