7 displaced after fire at apartment building in Wards Corner area of Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Seven people have been displaced after a fire at an apartment building on Restmere Road in the Wards Corner area of Norfolk early Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported.

It started around 5:30 a.m. in the 7700 block between Birmingham Avenue and Timothy Avenue and crews had the fire under control around 6:14 a.m.

Firefighters say it started in a first floor unit in the four-unit building and extended to the second floor.

It was caused by two power strips that were connected together under a bed. Firefighters say connecting two strips together is a big safety hazard and should never be an option.

The Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.

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