NEWPORT NEWS-- A fire has caused $150,000 in damage to a home.

Saturday around 11:54 p.m., crews responded to the 100 block of Mark Twain Drive. Heavy smoke and flames were pouring out of the home.

Fire fighters began an aggressive interior fire attack and a search for people inside. The residence was deemed to be 'all clear' at shortly after midnight. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.

Fire officials say one person lived in the home, and is being helped by family. No one was injured in the blaze.

Newport News Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Crews want to remind folks to test your detectors monthly, and follow the manufacturer's instructions on when and if to change the batteries. The NNFD will install free smoke detectors for any Newport News homeowner. Please call the 'Smoke Detector Hotline' at 926-8009 to make arrangements.

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