Families displaced in late-night fire at Petersburg duplex

2 families displaced in overnight duplex fire
Crews responded to the scene Wednesday night about 9 p.m. (Source: NBC12)
Crews responded to the scene Wednesday night about 9 p.m. (Source: NBC12)

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Two families who shared a Petersburg duplex are displaced after a fire late Wednesday night.

Firefighters were called to the home at Rome and Ferndale around 9 p.m.

The fire started in the attic on the second floor and spread to the unit next door. Of the four people displaced, one is a child.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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