Two families displaced, firefighter injured in Virginia Beach fire

Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 14:47:19-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Two people have been displaced and a firefighter has been injured in a two-alarm house fire in Virginia Beach.

The fire started on February 16, at 714 Atterbury Court around 10 p.m.

Two families have been affected by this incident.

Everyone was able to get out of the home unharmed. A firefighter had a minor injury and was treated at the hospital.

Officials say the fire started because of a panel box and is believed to be accidental.

The fire erupted in one apartment and extended into a second unit.

Another apartment suffered smoke damage.

Hampsire Lane had to be closed while crews put the fire out.

The American Red Cross says they are helping 16 people impacted by this fire.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control around 11 p.m.