Officials determine cause of massive fire at Oceanfront condo

A huge fire broke out at a condominium complex at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, at 11th Street and Lake Drive, on May 4, 2017. Credit: Virginia Beach Fire Department

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach Fire Department says investigators have determined what may have caused a destructive two-alarm fire at the Oceanfront.

Officials said in news release Thursday that an exterior lighting fixture on the first floor likely started the May 4 fire.

Gallery: Condo fire in Virginia Beach

The fire displaced 17 residents at the Summer’s Point Condominium, and caused heavy damage to the building. Pacific Avenue was shut down for four hours.

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