Sixteen apartments have been damaged following a 2-alarm fire on Thursday in Virginia Beach.
No injuries were reported.
According to a tweet from the Virginia Beach Fire Department, the fire occurred in the 5300 block of Yellow Knife Court at the Indian Lakes Apartments. Officials say when crews arrived on the scene they found heavy smoke and flames coming from a second-story attic and spreading quickly to other units. The fire was marked under control at 7:44 p.m. According to officials, 16 apartments have been affected by the fire. It is unknown at this time how many people have been displaced.
There were no injuries reported and Red Cross is working with tenants to secure housing. Crews closed Indian River Road between Indian Lakes Boulevard and Ferrell Parkway during the active fire scene.
WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
Eight people were taken to the hospital after a crash Thursday involving a Fairfax County, Virginia, fire truck and three other cars.
The crash happened around 5:19 p.m. on Richmond Highway at Memorial Street in Groveton, Fairfax County Police said in a tweet. Police initially reported that one person was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries but has since improved and is expected to survive.
The remaining seven people injured in the crash have non-life-threatening injuries as well, a Fairfax County police spokesperson told WTOP. Memorial Street was closed for a few hours due to the crash, but has since reopened.
WTOP-FM 103.5 Washington
VIDEO: There's constantly training for members of the Petersburg Fire Department.
"I don't think a lot of people truly realize how many hours a day, most of the time it's 24, that our firefighters spend at the fire station," Kathleen McCay, the owner of Petersburg's Old Townes Alibi, said.
To support the three shifts of firefighters at the city's four fire stations, McCay created an Amazon wish list with the idea of going beyond the basics that the city provides. The idea caught on within the community.
"To launch our wish list Tuesday morning and have already 170 some items secured and on their way, that just says the community wants to say thank you," McCay said.
The wish list has both small and big items. "So, aluminum pans, aluminum foil, snacks, hydration packets, beverages, hot sauce, condiments, sides for when they cook family style," McCay said.
WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
A man is in hospital care after catching fire outside the Walmart in Bluefield, Virginia.
The Bluefield, Virginia fire department reports the man was refueling a power-washer with gasoline. The power-washer then caught fire and spread to the man’s face.
He was then airlifted to a hospital, and there is no word yet on which hospital or the man’s condition.
WVVA-TV NBC/CW 6 Bluefield
Authorities say charges are pending after a fire burned around seven acres in Orange County Wednesday, March 22.
Homes were evacuated and the railroad was shut down has crews from several departments battled the fire for more than seven hours.
“On a normal basis, it’s usually a two-company response. This ended up being county-wide, and we also called in mutual aid assistance from Louisa, Culpeper, and Madison counties,” Fire Chief Whitt Jacobs said Thursday, March 23. “What made this fire more unique was the fire loads that we were dealing with and the fact that it was so close to residential neighborhood. That was kind of what made it more of a dynamic scene than what we’re normally used to.”
All of the damage is believed to have been started by a small, control burn.
WVIR-TV NBC/CW+ 29 Charlottesville
PHOTO: The Wintergreen Fire & Rescue took to Facebook on Wednesday to fill in the community about what they said was a major house fire that destroyed a home. WFR said on Tuesday around 7:45 p.m. they received a call about a home in Stoney Creek. The house was reported as fully engulfed in a fire, and when crews arrived they found that it really was fully engulfed and was not repairable. The fire and rescue team said the owners of the home were gone traveling and they have not been able to make contact with them yet. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.
WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg