News

Actions

Virginia Beach apartment building catches fire damaging 24 total apartments with 10 seriously damaged

fire.PNG
133867500_10158811913904730_1373045940479196556_o.jpg
133952863_10158812104469730_953447148747234733_o.jpg
133647285_10158812104794730_7423172476329655452_o.jpg
134123734_10158812104974730_1873926488225966217_o.jpg
133594133_10158812105084730_1468593491994494101_o.jpg
133608922_10158812105049730_7287145377748840967_o.jpg
133976745_10158812105189730_7533224882322421272_o.jpg
Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 27, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach apartment building caught fire Sunday afternoon, damaging several apartments.

Virginia Beach Fire crews were on scene of a fire at an Indian Lakes apartment building engulfed in flames. Officials say the call came in at 4:37 p.m.

According to officials, a total of 24 apartments were involved with ten having severe damage and 14 with moderate smoke and water damage, according to officials. Officials say 16 units are uninhabitable and the Red Cross has been contacted to assist those displaced.

The fire was under control at 5:16 p.m. and marked out at 5:53 p.m. A 19-year-old male was taken to an area hospital with a smoke inhalation issue after going door to door notifying residents of the fire.

The fire has been deemed accidental and was because of improperly discarded fireplace ashes, officials said.

Officials are still working on the total number of people displaced.

Related: Residents in large Virginia Beach apartment fire knocked on doors to get everyone out safe