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Person displaced after house fire in Suffolk

The person who lived there was able to get out safely on their own. No one was injured.

SUFFOLK, Va. — UPDATE: Police arrested 46-year-old Timika Andell Giles, of Smithfield, in connection to the fire. Giles was charged with threat to burn and arson. She is currently being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

A person has been displaced after a house fire on Monday morning in Suffolk. 

According to Suffolk Fire & Rescue, officials got the call to respond to a home on the 100 block of Woodrow Avenue at 6:03 a.m. 

When they arrived several minutes later, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the home. 

The person who lived there was able to get out safely on their own. No one was injured. 

The fire was under control by 6:25 a.m. Its cause is now being investigated by the Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office.

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