Family of 3 displaced by apartment fire

Photo by city of Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk family has been displaced after an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon.

Around 3:45 p.m., emergency communications got a 911 call about a structure fire in the 2500 block of E. Washington Street, at the Wilson Pines Apartments, according to Tim Kelley with Suffolk police.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue units were at the scene about five minutes later and controlled the fire by 4:20 p.m. No one was injured.

Kelley said the fire was ruled accidental. It was confined to one apartment and started in a kitchen, but then extended to the attic area. The resulting damage has displaced a family of three, which is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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