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Victim dead after Norfolk house fire, police investigating

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 18:16:18-04

NORFOLK, Va. - One person died following Norfolk house fire early Sunday morning.

According to fire officials with the Norfolk Fire Department, the fire was called in at 5:11 a.m., and crews responded to Benjamin Avenue. When they arrived, they found the house fully engulfed in smoke and fire.

Arriving crews immediately began a fire attack and a search, and discovered one victim. There is no information on the victim's identity or cause of death at this time.

Fire control was obtained at 6:23 a.m.

The fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal's Office and the Norfolk Police Department.