Three dead after massive fire at Chesapeake senior living complex

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jul 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 17:47:36-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Chesapeake Fire Department says three people are dead after a four-alarm fire at a senior living apartment complex

The call came in for the homes in the 1900 block of Robert Hall Boulevard Saturday morning at 4:34 a.m.

When crews arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from the roof of a three story, senior living apartment complex. Smoke and flames were coming from three out of the five buildings.

Crews helped evacuate the building and started to extinguish the fire. The fire was declared under control at 6:54 a.m.

Officials say four civilians and two firefighters have been taken to the hospital with various injuries.

Three people died in the fire; investigators say they were found in different locations of the complex.

The American Red Cross provided snacks and water to displaced residents and first responders.

The fire has caused significant damage to all three buildings and crews have accounted for all residents now .

There are 144 apartments that are unhabitable and 150 residents are displaced.

The City of Chesapeake and Boyd Homes, the owners of Chesapeake Crossing Apartments, have provided 31 residents with hotel rooms. The rest of the residents have made their own housing arrangements.

Boyd Homes says any residents who have questions or are looking for help can call (757) 275-7696.

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