For Immediate release
Shortly after 2 PM on Wednesday, November 25, Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services responded to a residential structure fire in the 5000 Block of N. Greenfield Drive in the Churchland area of Portsmouth. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming through the roof of the home and immediately began to perform search and extinguishment activities.
No one was home at the time of the incident. The home was occupied by a single female who is receiving assistance from the Red Cross due to the fire damage.
The fire cause is currently under investigation through the Fire Marshal's Office.
Additionally, as the fire on Greenfield was being controlled, another fire response was initiated on Pollux Circle on the other side of the City. Crews responded and quickly extinguished that blaze, containing it to a detached garage. No injuries or significant issues noted on that scene.
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services wants to remind everyone that Fire Alarms Save Lives. If you are a Portsmouth Resident, or have a Family member in Portsmouth without a Smoke Alarm, contact the Portsmouth Fire Marshal’s office at (757) 393-8689 for a free detector with installation.