Henrico Fire Rescues Man Hanging From Burning Apartment Building

HENRICO, Va – Henrico Fire responded to the 8400 block of Donovan Ct in Henrico County’s West End for an apartment fire at 9:45 Saturday morning. First arriving units found the third story apartment on fire and an adult male hanging out of his bedroom window. Crews were able to quickly place a ladder to the victim and rescue him from the apartment.henrico fire 1-31.1

He was transported to the hospital for burns and evaluation of other injuries. All of the citizens of the other 11 apartments were able to get out on their own and uninjured. First arriving units reported smoke from the roof of the three story of the apartment building. Crews were able to bring the fire under control quickly and prevent the spread to the other eleven apartments in the building.

henrico fire 1-31.2The apartment where the fire originated was the only apartment to suffer fire and smoke damage. The fire was marked under control at 10:08 AM. The Fire Marshall’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire. Because of the quick extinguishment of the fire no one will be displaced from the other 11 apartments.

The adult male from the apartment where the fire originated will be displaced for a short period of time. No injuries were reported from firefighters as a result of the fire.

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