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Five displaced in duplex fire

Five people have been displaced in a duplex fire Monday evening.

The fire in the 6000 block of Brookwood Drive was reported at 6:10 p.m. The first units arrived on scene at 6:17 p.m., according to a city press release.

One duplex sustained significant fire and heat damage, and the adjacent duplex sustained significant smoke damage, the press release stated. The fire was called under control at 6:28 p.m.  There were no injuries.

Four adults and one child have been displaced and will be receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

Responding units included Engines 5, 9, 10, and 25; Ladders 3 and 5; Battalion 2, Medic 25, EMS-1, Rescue 1, and Safety 1. The Chesapeake Fire Department provided mutual aid assistance with Ladder 12 and Engine 12 responding.

The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the cause of the fire.