KILMARNOCK, Va. (WRIC) — A devastating fire Tuesday morning left one dead and multiple apartment homes and business buildings engulfed in flames.

According to Kilmarnock Fire Chief Roy Hall, a firetruck arrived at the scene three minutes after alarms went off at 3:41 a.m. By the time emergency personnel responded to the fire, two apartments were fully engulfed in flames. A man was found dead downstairs in the first studio apartment.

All three fire departments in Lancaster County and one in Northumberland responded to the event.

8News reporters who are on the scene share the photos below.

The roof of a NN Burger restaurant was damaged by the Kilmarnock fire.
Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
A firefighter responds to the scene of the fire. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
A sign for Lester’s Barbershop can be seen outside a building destroyed by the fire. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
Crews shut down a street in Kilmarnock. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
The scene outside Lester’s Barbershop. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
One of the shops affected by the Kilmarnock fire. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
Crews outside one of the buildings destroyed by fire. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
A view of the scene of the fire down the street. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
Fire crews present at the scene of Kilmarnock fire. Photo: Sabrina Shutters / WRIC 8News
An view of the fire’s destruction. Photo: Sydney Dawn
Smoke can still be seen hours after the fire initially began. Photo: Sydney Dawn
A fire ravages a building in Kilmarnock. Photo: Sydney Dawn
A deadly fire can be seen from a distance in Kilmarnock. Photo: Sydney Dawn