Fast Action By Henrico Fire Stops Apartment Complex From Burning
HENRICO, Va – A quick stop on a fire saves multiple units from destruction at Cambridge Apartments. At 6:44 pm Henrico County Division of Fire responded to 9016 Patterson Avenue for a report of an apartment on fire.
When fire units arrived, within five minutes, they found smoke showing from the front and rear of a two story multi-family apartment complex. Shortly after arrival fire broke out through the rear window and a second alarm was requested by the incident commander. Crews confirmed that everyone had evacuated the structure and went to work.
They encountered moderate fire conditions in the kitchen area of apartment 30. Crews made quick work of the blaze and knocked the fire down. After checking for extension the fire was marked under control in less than 30 minutes. Fire damage was contained to the kitchen area of unit 30 with moderate smoke damage throughout the unit. Unit 32, directly above the fire unit, sustained minor smoke in the apartment but the occupants are expected to be able to return tonight.
Two adults were displaced in apartment 30 and Red Cross is on scene assisting with their needs. No injuries were reported. Fire investigators are on scene to determine the cause of the blaze.