SUFFOLK, Va. - Nine people, including eight children, are looking for a new place to call home.
Flames ripped through their Suffolk apartment overnight Friday.
Someone called firefighters to Hoffler Apartments in the 2200 block of East Washington Street at 1:06 a.m. Friday morning.
City officials told us crews found heavy smoke coming from a second floor unit toward the end of the building.
Luckily, they were able to contain the flames to a second story bedroom and knock it down quickly.
The nine people are being helped by the American Red Cross.
The family had a working smoke detector and were able to evacuate before firefighters arrived on scene.
The fire marshal’s office is investigating what caused this fire.