Virginia Working: Portsmouth Bailout

Firefighters working on the primary searched were forced out windows.





Portsmouth, Virginia firefighters responded to a working fire in the city’s Craddock neighborhood last night. Local reports give indication that companies had an advanced or advancing fire upon arrival. As firefighters searched for a resident still inside they were forced to bailout first floor windows.

“Fire spokesperson Capt. Paul Hoyle told WAVY.com several firefighters made entry into the home, but because of the intense flames they had to jump out of two first floor windows before getting to the man. Hoyle said the man and his wife are in their 50s and their son is in his 20s.”

Heavy fire in the rear and an enclosed porch area likely advanced quickly…

“A man died in an overnight blaze after a flashover forced firefighters who were trying to rescue him to jump out of the windows of his Nicholson Street home. The man was on the bathroom floor and firefighters had reached him when the room they were in erupted in flames, said Capt. Paul Hoyle, Fire Department spokesman.”

“Father dies in Portsmouth house fire”, WAVY
“1 dead, 2 injured in house fire in Portsmouth”, Virginian-Pilot
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services





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Bill Schnaekel
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2015-03-23 18:19:02
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