UPDATE: At least 10 people displaced in Suffolk fire

Posted at 8:43 AM, Dec 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-18 15:37:37-05

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews and Suffolk Police responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Oak Street Wednesday morning.

Dispatchers received the call at 7:34 a.m. reporting smoke coming from the building.

Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene at 7:36 a.m. and found heavy fire and smoke showing from the first floor and extending to the second floor.

The building is a house which had been converted into three apartments. The fire was in Unit C, officials say, which is the end unit in a row of three apartments.

The fire was declared under control at 7:55 a.m.

The occupants of all three apartments were able to escape unharmed prior to public safety personnel arriving.

Unit C sustained heavy fire damage to the first floor and heavy smoke damage to the second floor. Units A and B sustained moderate smoke damage.

All occupants of all three units were displaced. Those affected include a total of four adults and six children. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 as updates become available.