Investigators: Electrical short caused two-alarm condo fire in Virginia Beach

Posted at 5:59 AM, Apr 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 22:02:38-04

Virginia Beach, Virginia - Fire officials say 18 condo units were evacuated and damaged during a two-alarm fire Thursday night.

The fire started in a unit at the The Dunes condominium complex on Page Avenue, off Shore Drive around 11:30pm. Fire investigators have determined that the fire was caused from an electrical short in an underground power line feeding into the building.

The fire then spread to a building at the Lesner Pointe East condo complex and then to the Sunset Watch condo complex. The building at Lesner Pointe sustained damage to the roof while the Sunset Watch building sustained damage to the siding.

Virginia Natural Gas and Dominion Virginia Power responded during the fire to secure a ruptured gas line and downed power lines.

Fire officials have not said exactly how many people are impacted. They did, however, confirm everyone was accounted for and that no one living inside the buildings was injured.

Six firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling the blaze. None of the injuries required medical treatment.