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Three people without a home after Norfolk apartment fire

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Oct 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-01 12:28:58-04

Norfolk, Va. – Norfolk Fire-Rescue crews responded to an apartment building fire on Tuesday morning in the 6300 block of Chesapeake Boulevard.

Units arrived on scene at 9:45 a.m., and reported black smoke showing from a first floor apartment unit.

Norfolk Fire-Rescue initiated a fire attack, searched the home, and checked for any fire extension.

A quick knock down of the fire was made, officials say, and the fire was deemed under control.

The fire was discovered by a maintenance worker at the apartment complex.

The fire appears to have started in the utility closet. The apartment sustained fire and smoke damage, and is now uninhabitable.

One woman and two children will be displaced as a result of the fire.

The home did have working smoke alarms, officials say. No one was at home when the fire started, and there are no injuries to report.

The Red Cross will be supporting the displaced family. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.