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SUFFOLK--Suffolk fire crews responded to a house fire near the intersection of Hardy and Brookwood Drives Monday.

The call came in at 3:47 p.m. at a duplex in the 6000 block of Brookwood.

Upon arrival the single story house was fully involved, and it was initially believed that a disabled woman was still inside the home. The woman's son was injured prior to the arrival of firefighters as he attempted to go into the home to rescue his mother. He sustained a cut to his hand.

He was treated at the scene by EMS personnel, and then transported to the hospital by a family member. His mother, who he believed was inside the home and who is legally blind, had been at a doctor's appointment at the time of the fire.

The fire took about a half hour to get under control. One unit in the duplex sustained heavy fire damage and the second unit had smoke and water damage.

Three adults and 2 children were displaced in the unit where the fire originated, and an additional two adults were displaced in the second unit.

All are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The Suffolk Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.


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