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Norfolk house fire temporarily displaces occupants

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-25 17:09:40-04

Norfolk, Va. – Fire crews battled a house fire in Norfolk Saturday morning.

Battalion Chief Julian Willamson says they responded to a fire in the 600 block of Redgate Avenue around 11:02 a.m.

Flames were coming through the first floor windows as smoke traveled through the hallways. Fire crews stopped the fire within 20 minutes.

The home, particularly the first floor, sustained fire and smoke damage.

Five occupants safely evacuated the building with no injuries.  The occupants on the second and third floor will be displaced over the weekend. The first floor occupant will be displaced until the damage is repaired.

It is believed the fire started in the kitchen. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.