1 dead, dozens displaced after fire at assisted living facility in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The woman rushed to the hospital from a Petersburg fire on Monday night has died, according to her family.

Brenda Bryant, 58, died after the fire at Lafayette House, located at 214 Sycamore Street.

Officials tell 8News the assisted living facility had to be evacuated after fire was located on the 6th floor of the high-rise building. Crews from Colonial Heights, Chesterfield and Dinwiddie also responded to assist Petersburg Fire in battling the blaze.

Officials say that another person was hospitalized.

Officials estimate that between 30-50 have been displaced but some were able to return to their rooms early Tuesday morning.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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