Two-alarm apartment fire displaces three in Norfolk

Credit: Joy Kinley-Adams

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Three people are displaced after an early morning two-alarm fire in Norfolk.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews were called to the 1400 block of Bayville Street at 3:25 a.m. Sunday for a residential structure fire.  When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke showing from an eight-family, two-story apartment building.

A second alarm was called at 4:00 a.m. Sunday.

41 firefighters and 13 pieces of fire apparatus responded to the blaze.

The residents of the apartment were not home at the time of the fire.  Three residents from two apartments are displaced because of the fire.  The Red Cross is assisting one of those people.

10 on Your Side spoke with the building’s owner who says firefighters drilled holes in the roof to put the flames out.

“They drilled in the roof 4×4 feet, before the rain came.” said Gordon Huey.  “So that’s what we’re doing now, is patching it up.  This building could have been gone if it hadn’t been for the good fire department.”

No one was injured.  A dog was rescued from the building.

The fire was called under control at 4:25 a.m. and its cause is still under investigation.

Stay with for updates to this developing story.