No one injured in two-alarm apartment fire

Photo courtesy city of Suffolk
Photo courtesy city of Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Crews are at the scene a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in downtown Suffolk Tuesday night.

Emergency dispatchers were first notified of the fire around 7:30 p.m., according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink. Fire units responded, arriving at the Wilson Pines Apartments in the 2500 block of East Washington Street about six minutes later.

Klink said the fire was confined to one building of the complex, but spread to two apartment units and a breezeway. A second alarm was issued for more rescue units to respond. Crews controlled the blaze by 8:41 p.m.

The section of E. Washington Street nearby was closed, but now one lane has been reopened.

No one was injured.

Klink said a third apartment received water and smoke damage. A total of nine people from three different families were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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