77-year-old woman found dead after Norfolk house catches fire


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A woman was found dead after a house caught on fire Sunday night.

Norfolk firefighters responded at 7:59 p.m. after a neighbor reported smoke in the 7000 block of Adele Drive.

Firefighters say the fire was small, but they saw heavy smoke in the home.

One person was found dead in the home, but fire officials say the cause of death is still unknown at this time.

Fire officials identified the victim on Wednesday as 77-year-old Kenna Gossard. The fire started in the room where Gossard was found.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but officials say it is not suspicious.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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