HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Five adults and a teenager are out of their homes after an overnight fire heavily damaged their apartments in Hampton.
Firefighters were called out to the 500 block of Marshall Street around 11:42 Tuesday night. Arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire billowing out of the side of a home.
Fire crews were able to contain and extinguish the blaze in about 30 minutes, but the two apartments that made up the residence were heavily damaged.
All residents were home at the time, and were alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm. They all got out safely and unharmed.
The Fire Prevention Branch investigated and determined the fire to be accidental, caused by careless disposal of bonfire ashes.
Although six people were displaced, they did not request assistance from the American Red Cross.
Hampton Fire and Rescue remind residents that they have a smoke alarm program available, which you can learn more by visiting their website.