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Fire destroys home in Teeterville

Fire caused $500,000 damage to this home at 75 Teeter Street in Teeterville this weekend. Norfolk Fire & Rescue photo

Fire caused $500,000 damage to this home at 75 Teeter Street in Teeterville this weekend. Norfolk Fire & Rescue photo

TEETERVILLE - 

No one was injured this weekend in a fire that destroyed a home in Teeterville.

The alarm at 75 Teeter Street went up around 5:50 p.m. No one was home when the fire broke out but the loss was total. Damage has been pegged at $500,000.

“Firefighters had initially entered the building to fight the fire,” Norfolk fire prevention officer Michael Atkins said in a news release.

“However, conditions inside the home were deteriorating quickly and it soon became necessary to remove the firefighters from inside the building and conduct a defensive fire attack from the exterior.”

Firefighters from five Norfolk stations along with 11 different vehicles attended the scene. The last firefighters left seven and a half hours after the initial call.

“It was a long and difficult fire fight,” Atkins added.

No cause has been determined but the fire is not believed to be suspicious. The fire is believed to have broken out in a basement service room. The home was insured.