Fire displaces 5 in Newport News neighborhood

Fire displaces 5 in Newport News neighborhood

Fire displaces 5 in Newport News neighborhood

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WVEC.com

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 7 at 1:03 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- A family of five was displaced on Saturday after a fire badly damaged their home.

Fire crews responded to the 700 block of 19th Street just before 9:30 a.m. and found a smoke coming from the second floor of a house.

Fire fighters entered the residence and discovered the flames were coming from an upstairs bedroom.

All occupants were able to safely escape the home  before fire crews arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the home has been condemned because of the extent of the damage.

The Red Cross is assisting an adult female and four children.

No injuries were reported.

 

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