NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Norfolk Fire-Rescue crews responded to a fire at a vacant house Wednesday morning, an official said.
Fire units responded to a residential fire at 726 Mayfield Avenue around 4:47 a.m. Crews found heavy fire through the roof of a one-story residence.
The house was vacant and not occupied.
“I was kind of suspicious about the whole thing,” a neighbor said.
People living near the home told 13News Now the It has caught fire several times.
“Three times. The first one was a small one before. The second one I was here too,” the neighbor said.
The property manager in charge of the home confirmed in the last two years it’s caught fire three times. She said every-time a construction company comes to fix it, it catches fire again. The last two times the company was about a week out from renting the property.
“I was shocked because they did the remodel then it’s like ok, the remodel was done again and bam,” Donnell Walker said.
The cause is under investigation by the Fire Marshall’s Office. No one was injured.
“It kind of makes you feel uneasy a little bit because you don’t know what it is. You don’t know if someone is going around and then just starting these fires or what because I know nobody was there so it’s like ok, what happened,” Walker explained.
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