Chesapeake firefighters battle three separate fires throughout the city

Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 22:59:49-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Chesapeake Fire Department had a busy Wednesday night as crews battled three separate fires in the city.

Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Fire Department

The first incident happened in the in the 4100 block of Hamilton Street. Shortly after 4:40 p.m., firefighters arrived at the scene to find flames visible from the second floor of a two-story apartment building.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent significant damage to adjacent apartments. The fire was brought under control at 4:56 p.m. Six people were displaced as a result of this incident, which is believed to have been caused by a grill that was being used on a balcony.

The second call came in for a house fire in the 1700 block of Dock Landing Road shortly before 9 p.m. Crews arrived at the scene to find heavy fire coming from the back of the one-story, single-family home.

The fire was brought under control at 9:15 p.m. The residents of the home and their dog escaped unharmed.

Investigators are currently working to determine the cause of this fire.

Firefighters are now working a third fire in the 900 block of Annette Street. Crews arrived at the scene at 10:19 p.m.

The details surrounding this particular fire are still developing.

Stay with News 3 for updates.