Townhouse fire in Virginia Beach likely caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 18:37:20-04

Virginia Beach, Va. — Virginia Beach Fire crews responded to a townhouse fire Saturday in the 100 block of Tower Drive.

Officials say this happened just after 5 p.m. and crews arrived within about three minutes of receiving calls reporting the fire.

When crews arrived, smoke and flames could be seen coming from the building.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control thirty minutes later.

Three units were damaged from the fire leaving a total of three people displaced.

No one was injured in this incident.

The Virginia Beach Fire Marshal’s Office says carelessly discarded smoking materials is likely what caused the fire.