Six displaced in fire

Published 6:28 pm Sunday, March 25, 2018

Six adults were displaced in a fire in a downtown neighborhood on Sunday.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded Sunday afternoon to a residential structure fire in the Olde Towne neighborhood, according to a city press release.

Emergency Communications received the call at 2:53 p.m., and the first units arrived on

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scene at the three-story frame structure including three apartments in the 200 block of

Grace Street at 2:56 p.m., according to the press release.

Heavy fire was showing from the first-floor apartment when firefighters arrived, according to the press release. The call initially noted that four persons were trapped inside a basement apartment; however, they were all able to safely evacuate prior to the arrival of firefighters. Firefighters were able to rescue a dog from the first floor apartment unit.

The first-floor apartment sustained heavy fire damage. The six displaced adults are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. There were no injuries. The fire was called under control at 3:33 p.m.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, the press release stated. The Fire Marshal will be investigating.