Chesapeake apartment fire determined to be caused by child playing with fire

Posted at 9:12 PM, May 10, 2018

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Nine adults and 10 children have been displaced after an apartment fire in the 4000 block of Foxglove Ct. Thursday evening.

Crews with the Chesapeake Fire Department were called to the apartment complex in the Bowers Hill area of the city shortly after 6 p.m., arriving at the scene to find fire coming from the roof of a two-story, multi-family home.

Firefighters made an exterior attack on the apartment before entering the building. The fire was brought under control at 7 p.m.

All six units in the building were damaged as a result of the fire.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The Red Cross is assisting everyone who has been displaced.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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