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Woman jumps from second floor to escape Norfolk fire

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Aug 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-23 06:59:28-04

Norfolk crews were called to a fire Wednesday night near Granby Street, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

According to police, a woman jumped from the second floor of her Norfolk home to escape the fire.

Fire officials say the fire started just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the duplex on 36th Street near Granby Street.

Officials say the woman was taken to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

Fire crews say they were able to keep the fire from spreading to the other home. There were no working smoke detectors in the duplex.

A fire marshal is trying to figure out what started the fire.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.