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Officials investigate suspicious house fire in Newport News

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-20 15:57:28-05

Newport News, Va. – Right now officials are investigating a fire they are calling suspicious.

It happened in Newport News in the 100 block of Poplar Avenue.

A passerby discovered the fire and called for help at around 11:37 a.m. on Tuesday.

When units first arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from a window of the house. They went inside and put out  small fire on the second floor.

They were able to get the fire out by 11: 47 p.m.

No one was injured. The house was vacant at the time.

Officials are still looking into what actually caused the fire.

We’ll post more updates as we learn more about this developing story.