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Suffolk adult and child displaced by house fire

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Nov 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 06:38:59-05

Suffolk, Va. – An adult and child have been displaced due to a house fire this afternoon in Suffolk. The fire took place on the 2800 block of North Shore Drive.

Emergency Dispatchers received the call at 12:48 p.m. and the first unit arrived to the scene at 12:54 p.m. Suffolk Fire and Rescue arrived to find a single story residential structure with smoke coming from the front of the home. The fire was under control at 1:05 p.m.

Investigation reveals that a baseboard heater had shorted out which caused the living room wall to catch on fire.

The adult and child were not injured but will be displaced as a result of the fire.