Eight units damaged in Chesapeake apartment fire

Posted at 11:01 AM, Aug 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-31 22:18:07-04

There was a fire on Friday in the 2600 block of Yale Court in Chesapeake.

Officials say at least 8 units were damaged, and up to 16 people have been displaced.

No injuries have been reported.

Officials say the cause of the fire does not seem suspicious at this point. They believe the fire started in a dumpster outside of the building and spread to the units.

The apartment complex is working with the residents to make sure everyone has somewhere to sleep tonight. At least two of the 8 units damaged were vacant.

The call came in at 10:30 a.m., police say, when someone was driving by and saw smoke.