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Person killed, firefighter sent to hospital after Norfolk fire

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 08:26:52-04

NORFOLK CREWS RESPOND TO OVERNIGHT HOUSE FIRE — NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to a residential house fire on the 3500 block of Somme Avenue Thursday morning.

Multiple units worked quickly to put out the blaze. When News 3 arrived on the scene, the fire was extinguished but there was major damage to the side of the home, garage and roof.

Fire officials said they began an interior attack and began conducting their search, but because of high heat and heavy smoke conditions, they reported finding a victim on their secondary search.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, and crews are still at the scene investigating. The Battalion Chief said, "this does appear to be a fire fatality."

Additionally, there was one firefighter taken to the hospital for evaluation and has already been released.

No other injuries were reported but one person has been displaced from the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.