13 displaced after 2-alarm Norfolk apartment fire

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Posted at 10:10 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 05:42:05-05

NORFOLK, Va. — Thirteen people have been displaced after an apartment fire in the 800 block of Johnson Avenue Tuesday night.

The call came in at 9:04 p.m. It was upgraded to a second alarm due to the size and occupancy. The residence is a four-unit apartment building.

Officials initially said only seven people were displaced, but that number was later increased to thirteen.

In addition to the people who were displaced, one pet has also been forced out of the home.

Officials say the fire appears to have started in the attic and was possibly electrical in nature. Power had to be secured due to extensive damage.

Units with Norfolk Fire-Rescue are still on scene to extinguish hot spots.

No one was injured during this incident.

The Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.

Stay with News 3 for updates.