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Newport News motel fire displaces family

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Posted at 6:21 AM, Dec 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-13 08:38:26-05

Newport News, Virginia -  Two adults and four children living in a room at the Economy Motel Suites on Jefferson Avenue have been displaced after a fire early Friday morning.

The family was using the stove as an alternate heat source and that is what caused the fire around 4:00am, according to fire officials.

Firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area and the room has been condemned.