NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News fire crews battled a fire at a townhouse Wednesday morning.
The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Advocate Court off Old Courthouse Way, according to David Barrick, Assistant Chief of Emergency Medical Services for the City of Newport News.
Heavy smoke was seen at the Denbigh Fire Station. Barrick said it took about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.
All occupants were able to get out of the home prior to fire crews arriving on scene. One adult and two children were displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross, according to Rob Shapiro with ARC.
Investigators say it appears the fire was electrical in nature.
The townhouse was destroyed and the units on either side of it received minor damage.
Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the East End of Newport News Tuesday night.
The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who broke into a garage and stole a family pet.
The debate over a methadone clinic reached Portsmouth City Council Chambers Tuesday night. Several residents are against the planned location of the clinic near I.C. Norcom High School.