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3 displaced after possible lightning strike fire damages 2 Chesapeake apartments

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Posted at 10:07 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 23:38:26-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Three adults were displaced Saturday evening following a fire that damaged two apartments in the Western Branch area.

Firefighters were called to the fire in the 4100 block of Prindle Court at 6:59 p.m.

Crews say the fire had started from a possible lightning strike.

Officials say fire damage was minimal, but water damage was widespread through two apartments due to a burst water pipe.

The fire was brought under control at 7:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.