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Fire scorches unoccupied apartments in Newport News

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Sep 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-03 06:35:40-04

Newport News, Va. – Newport News firefighters put out a blaze in an unoccupied two story apartment building late Monday night.

The call for the structure fire in the 500 Block of Bellwood Road came in at 11:47am.

The fire was declared under control shortly after midnight.

The fire spread to the attic area of the structure causing moderate damage. Four units have been condemned. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries as a result of the fire.