VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Fire Department is on the scene of an apartment fire that left one building heavily damaged.
The fire happened at the Indian Lake Apartments Thursday afternoon. According to fire officials, the fire was called in at around 4:17 p.m., and the first units arrived on scene at 4:23 p.m.
The fire was marked out at 6:16 p.m.
Four of the 16 units impacted by Thursday's fire are a total loss. In total, 20 people have been displaced.
Two firefighters were hospitalized due to injuries sustained while working the fire. Two police officers were also treated for smoke inhalation on the scene.
Officials later said the firefighters were released from the hospital. There are no updates on the condition of the police officers at this time.
The American Red Cross Virginia Region is currently providing 11 individuals with emergency financial assistance for immediate needs, including temporary lodging, food & clothing.
The fire's cause was determined to be improperly discarded smoking materials.
This is a developing story and will be updated.