Portsmouth house fire displaces family of six

PORTSMOUTH, Va. –  A family of six is without a home after a house fire in Portsmouth.

Fire crews arrived to the 2700 block of Portsmouth Boulevard just before 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Once on scene, heavy flames could be seen coming from the back of the house.

Firefighters were able to contain those flames to a room on the second floor of the structure, and brought it under within ten minutes.

No one was hurt.

Officials do not know what caused the fire, but say it appears to be accidental.

The displaced family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.