Norfolk firefighters respond to two apparently fireworks-related 4th of July calls
NORFOLK - Fireworks appear to have been the cause of two fires late Thursday night in Norfolk. At around midnight, the Norfolk Fire Division responded to a call for an apartment complex fire at 1005 North 6th Street. Firefighters found light smoke in the 3rd floor apartment and from a hole in the building’s flat roof. As crews prepared to engage that fire, a second call came for a garage fire at 307 North 12th Street. Bystanders used a fire extinguisher to keep that fire at bay until fire crews arrived. Norfolk Fire Captain Lyle Lutt says it took 22 firefighters and five apparatus a little less than an hour to control both fires. Property damage to the apartment building is estimated to be at between $10,000 & $20,000. There was no damage was to the garage. No firefighters or civilians were injured during either of the incidents.