Fire destroys Holland area home

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

HOLLAND—A Tuesday morning fire destroyed a home in the 9300 block of Gates Road in the Holland area, said Diana Klink, spokesperson for the City of Suffolk.

The cause of the 8 a.m. fire remains under investigation, but initial reports indicated a wood heater exploded, Klink said. She could not say whether or not fire appears accidental or suspicious.

Klink also would not name two residents, who were home at the time, but escaped unharmed. The American Red Cross is assisting them.

When firefighters arrived, they found the home and a pickup on fire, Klink added.

Gates Road was closed temporarily.