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Mother, 2 children displaced after Portsmouth house fire

The fire happened in a single-family home in the 100 block of Pollux Circle West.
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A mother and two children are displaced after a house fire in Portsmouth Wednesday evening.

Firefighters responded to a single-family home in the 100 block of Pollux Circle West just before 5:30 p.m.

At the scene, firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the home.

According to Portsmouth Fire & Rescue, a mother and two children were alerted of the fire by a smoke alarm. All three people got out of the home safely.

The fire marshal determined the fire was accidental due to an electrical short in a bedroom outlet.

The home sustained heavy fire damage, but no one was injured.

The Red Cross is assisting the family.

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