10 people displaced, cat killed following house fire in Norfolk

Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — 10 people were displaced and a cat was killed early Friday morning after a house in the East Ocean View area of Norfolk was damaged in a fire.

Norfolk dispatchers said they received a call about a fire in the 9600 block of 18th Bay Street shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Norfolk Fire-Rescue stated on Twitter that responding units found heavy smoke and flames at the home when they arrived on scene.

Images showed a single-story house with a heavily charred interior as firefighters investigated.

Fire-rescue officials said in another tweet that four adults and six children were displaced in the fire. One of the adults was transported to an area hospital to be evaluated for a “medical issue unrelated to the fire.”

A family cat died in the fire, according to the tweet.

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