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16 displaced after fire damages Chesapeake senior apartment complex

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 17:42:56-04

Chesapeake, Va. – Chesapeake firefighters responded to a fire that severely damaged a senior apartment complex Monday afternoon.

The complex is in the South Norfolk section of the city. Sixteen residents are displaced.

The incident happened in the 1900 block of Robert Hall Boulevard at 1:43 p.m.

Crews found one side of a three-story apartment building on fire.

The fire was under control at 2:04 p.m.

Most of the fire damage was contained to the outside of the building, but electricity and water had to be shut off to the whole building. The building contained 15 apartment units.

One woman was taken to the hospital for breathing trouble. Another woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but did not go to the hospital.

The Red Cross is helping 11 displaced residents, the rest made their own living arrangements.

The fire is under investigation at this time.