Five adults, six children displaced following fire that damaged three Chesapeake apartments

Posted at 4:14 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 07:30:35-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Reports say that five adults and six children have been displaced following a fire that damaged three apartments on Tuesday night.

Firefighters confirmed that they were called to the fire in the 1300 block of Canal Drive at 10:56 p.m.

Crews say they arrived six minutes later to found fire and smoke showing from a two-story apartment building.

Firefighters were able to make a quick offensive attack, keeping the fire contained to one apartment, but reports say two other units were damaged by smoke and water.

The fire was reported as under control at 11:29 p.m.

There were no injuries reported, and crews confirmed that the apartment management is assisting with lodging needs for the displaced families.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.