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Red Cross assisting family of 3 after Chesapeake house fire

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 11:18:24-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Chesapeake Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire in the Portlock section of the city that displaced a family of three Friday morning.

According to the fire department, firefighters responded to Freeman Avenue at 9:12 a.m. for the fire. When they arrived, the family was outside the home and heavy black smoke was coming from the home's roof.

The fire was marked under control at 9:36 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is assisting the family.

The fire's cause was determined to be accidental, firefighters said.