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Crews responding to house fire in Suffolk, four people displaced

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Posted at 7:18 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 10:45:16-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire & Rescue units are currently on the scene of a house fire in the 300 block of Central Avenue.

A call to officials came in around 6:32 a.m., and the first unit arrived on scene in the Olde Town neighborhood at 6:36 a.m.

Chief Michael Barakey stated that first arriving fire units found heavy smoke showing from the home and that the occupants had evacuated prior to their arrival.

Battalion Chief Demitri Wilson advised that the residence sustained heavy damage to the first floor with some extension to the second floor.

There were no injuries reported and four people have been displaced and will be assisted by the Red Cross. The fire was called under control at 7:09 a.m.

Suffolk Police are providing traffic control in the immediate area and the roadway between Central Avenue and Pinner Street is anticipated to remain closed until the scene is cleared.

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