The call came in at 9:24 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Forth Worth Ave.
According to Norfolk Fire-Rescue, a second floor apartment was fully engulfed when firefighters got to the scene.
Crews brought the fire under control within about 30 minutes.
There are four apartments in the building. The eleven people who live in the apartments are unable to stay there now due to fire and water damage.
There were no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.