Police and fire briefs: Woman hit crossing Shore Drive; fires in Kempsville, Seatack; one fatality at one location

December 17, 2017

Police responded to a report of an accident, involving a pedestrian, in the 3800 block of Shore Drive on December 16, 2017, at 7:17 a.m. 


A vehicle was travelling on Shady Oaks Drive and turned left onto Shore Drive.


The adult female who was crossing Shore Drive, heading northbound, was struck by the vehicle and later transported, with life-threatening injuries, by Virginia Beach EMS to a local hospital.


This accident is under investigation.







1600 block of Allman Court in Kempsville, one fatality


Firefighters responded to a call last week at a home in the 1600 block of Allman Court in Kempsville. 


When the first units arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the single-story home.


Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire and quickly entered the burning structure.


They found one occupant inside and quickly removed the patient from the house.


The patient was resuscitated and transported by VBEMS to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Investigators with the Virginia Beach Fire Department and the Virginia Beach Police Department later confirmed that the person did not survive.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.








5500 block of Bound Brook Court in Lynbrook Forest


Firefighters responded recently to a multifamily structure fire in the 5500 block of Bound Brook Court in the Lynbrook Forest.


Units on scene reported heavy smoke showing.


The fire was contained within 20 minutes.


Two adults were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.


One firefighter reported a minor injury.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.




All photos by the VBFD Multimedia Services Unit © 2017 -   

City of Virginia Beach Fire Department: 

Kirk Kellerhals at Kkellerh@vbgov.com.


Some photos by VBFD photographer Ray Smith.







1100 block of Beautiful Street in Seatack


Firefighters responded recently to a residential structural fire, in the 1100 block of Beautiful Street, in Seatack.


Units were on scene within three minutes and reported heavy fire showing from the rear of the house.


The structure on fire was a detached garage.


The fire was soon under control, causing minor damage to the exterior of the house.


No civilians or firefighters injuries were reported.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.





VBFD accepting applications for recruit 


The Virginia Beach Fire Department is now accepting applications for Firefighter Recruit. 


No previous experience is required



Donate to Foodbank at fire stations


The Virginia Beach Fire Department is continuing its partnership, with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, through its "Extinguish Hunger" campaign. 


Bob Sherman, at VBFD's Resource Management, has collected 913 pounds of non-perishable food donations that will produce 760 meals for people in-need.


"Extinguish Hunger" enables locals to drop off non-perishable food items at your neighborhood fire station and the city will make sure the Foodbank gets it. 

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