23 people displaced after 12 apartments involved in Norfolk fire

Officials say no one was injured during the incident.
Posted at 6:50 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 15:44:42-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Crews responded to an apartment fire that has left 23 people without a place to stay.

Officials say that the fire was located in the 900 block E. Princess Anne Road.

Around 2 a.m., firefighters received a call in regards to an apartment fire that started in the kitchen. Firefighters stated the fire was extinguished and the scene was cleared, so crews left the scene.

Another call came in around 5:36 a.m., telling fire officials that there was another fire in the same apartment complex.

It's not clear at this time if the fire came from the same unit because when crews arrived on scene, the fire was already coming from the roof of the building. The second fire was extinguished at approximately 7:51 a.m., according to Norfolk Fire-Rescue.

A total of 12 apartment units were lost with 23 people displaced.

Officials say no one was injured during the incident.

Donations are currently being accepted for tenants who have been displaced. To help contribute, drop off items at 607 Liberty Street in Chesapeake.

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