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Apartment fire in Suffolk leaves 11 without homes

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Nov 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-12 20:24:21-05

Suffolk, Va. – Eleven people, including seven children, will have to find a new place to live after an apartment caught on fire Thursday evening.

Emergency communications received a call about the fire at 4:39 p.m. Units arrived at the Nansemond Square Apartments in the 100 block of Nancy Drive.

When they got there, they found flames and smoke coming from the second story.

None of the residents in the units affected were home at the time.

Officials say the fire started in an upstairs apartment and extended into a neighboring apartment.

Two downstairs apartments were also damaged by water.

Four units were affected by the fire. One of the apartments was vacant.

Two families are being assisted by the Red Cross and the third family is being helped by family members.

No one was injured officials say.