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A Norfolk fire is now under control off of 27th Street

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Posted at 11:31 PM, Oct 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 23:49:33-04

Norfolk, Va. – A residential fire that started tonight on 27th Street off Newport Avenue is now under control.

Engine Company-2 arrived on scene at approximately 9:25 pm and reported smoke and flames visible from the rear of the home. The fire quickly spread to the interior of the home and extended up to the second floor of the resident.

Fire crews advanced hoselines into the home on the first and second floors to fight the fire. Additional fire crews searched the structure as the fire attack was being made. Primary searches were all clear.

Rescue officials worked swiftly to prevent the fire from spreading any further in the home. One firefighter was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

West 27th Street between Colonial Avenue and Gosnold Avenue is closed during the incident. The fire was called under control at 10:20 pm.

The home sustained heavy fire damage on the first floor. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No one else was hurt.