UPDATE: Firefighters battle blaze, cold weather in Norfolk neighborhood

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 2:27 PM

Norfolk house fire

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Updated 1:20 pm :  Two adults have been displaced as a result of the fire and will receive assistance from the Red Cross. 

Fire crews inside the home encountered high heat conditions while they were attacking the fire that spread to the attic space above. 

Additional hose lines were deployed on the exterior of the home because the high winds were driving the smoke and flames towards a nearby home. 

NORFOLK- Firefighters say no one was hurt when fire swept through a home in Norfolk.

Crews were called to the brick, single-story home in the 5500 block of Levine Court around 11:15 a.m. Friday.

Photos from a 13News Now viewer show smoke rising from the home.

Battalion Chief Julian Williamson says no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.  

He said the cold weather is a concern because the crews get wet and cold spraying the water in freezing conditions. He stressed that firefighters are on rotation at the scene, making sure they get breaks and don't get too cold.

The man who lives in the home told 13News Now he wasn't there when the fire started and he's grateful to neighbors who are offering their help.

Firefighters remained on the scene at 12:45 p.m. to put out hot spots.

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