HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – 26 people were displaced from their homes after an apartment complex in Henrico went up in flames on Sunday.
Fire units responded to a reported apartment fire in the west end of the county at 5:52 a.m. Sunday morning.
The apartment was located at the 100 block of Chase Gayton Circle. First arriving units made it on scene in four minutes. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire coming through the roof of the three story apartment building.
Crews fought hard to contain the fire to the building of origin. They transitioned from interior operations to exterior operations and back to get the fire under control. It took crews over an hour to knock down the majority of the fire.
A total of seven engine companies and three specialty service units were called for the incident. There were two minor injuries related to the fire. Neither of those people was transported to the hospital.
Two of the 26 displaced are children, fire officials said. No pets were injured, and everyone was accounted for and connected with apartment management and The Red Cross. Officials also said that apartment management is working hard to place those affected in empty units there or with sister apartment complexes in the area.
The building where the fire started had extensive fire and smoke damage. Fire crews were able to stop the blaze before the fire involved the adjacent building. However, that building did have smoke and water damage.
The Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
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