NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Fire officials said no one was hurt in a house fire in Norfolk.
Crews were called to the 800 block of B Avenue around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. According to Battalion Chief Julian Williamson with the Norfolk Fire Department, smoke was coming from the second floor of the two-story home.
Williamson said firefighters made an interior attack on the fire from the second floor, and it was under control by 11:14 a.m.
A smoke alarm in the home did not operate properly, Williamson said.
No one was home at the time, and firefighters rescued the family dog from the home. Williamson said one man and five children were displaced as a result of the fire. They are being helped by the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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