Family without a home after Suffolk fire

Posted at 10:31 AM, Dec 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-11 15:03:57-05
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Suffolk, Va. – A family is now without a home after a fire in Suffolk this morning, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

The call came in at 9:33 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews responded to a house fire in the 400 block of Elizabeth Street in downtown Suffolk. Units were on scene at 9:38 a.m.

Crews arrived and found heavy smoke showing from the attic area and rear of the residence.

No one was inside the home at the time the fire occurred.

Five adults and two children have been displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by family members.

No injuries were reported.

The Suffolk Police Department also responded, and the roadway was briefly closed.

The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, according to Suffolk Spokesperson Diana Klink.

The Red Cross provided lodging, food, and clothing assistance to two adults and two children.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are available.