Woman, 7 children displaced following Hampton fire

HAMPTON, VA. (WVEC) - The Red Cross is assisting a woman and seven children after a fire broke out at their Hampton apartment on Wednesday morning.

Hampton Fire and Rescue says firefighters were called to the 400 block of Jonquil Lane at about 11:40 a.m. Arriving units found a second floor apartment was filled with heavy smoke, and an activation of an overhead sprinkler system.

Most of the fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system, while firefighters extinguished the rest.

The fire was contained to the laundry closet area, but there was significant water and smoke damage to the apartment,. along with heavy water damage to apartments below it.

Crews did rescue a small dog from the fire. No one was injured.

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