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Firefighters respond to back-to-back blazes in Newport News

Firefighters respond to back-to-back blazes in Newport News

Newport News firefighters responded to two small structure fires Thursday night, according to a Newport News Fire Department release.  The first was a call at 6:49 p.m. for a fire in an axillary dwelling on the 300 block of Pine Avenue. Units arrived just before 7 p.m. to find smoke showing from the second story. The fire was under control within 10 minutes and the damage was contained to the room of origin, according to the release. However, the structure had to be condemned. The fire was electrical, the release said.  The second fire was in a retirement home on the 70 block of Wellsley Drive. Units arrived around 6:54 p.m. and quickly extinguished a small fire...

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