NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Crews responded to a Norfolk house fire just before 11 p.m. Friday.
According to Chief Julian Williamson with the Norfolk Police Department, a structure fire was reported in the 500 block of Suburban Parkway. He said first units on scene noticed smoke and flames when they arrived.
The fire was contained to the rear of the home and was brought under control in about 15 minutes.
The one-story house sustained major fire damage to the rear and some smoke damage, which left the structure uninhabitable.
Williamson said that the two people who lived in the home were able to make it out safely after being alerted by a smoke detector. They did not need assistance from the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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