Apartment fire extinguished early Friday

Published 10:33 am Friday, January 21, 2022

Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a fire at an apartment complex on Gateway Drive early Friday.

The fire was reported at 1:40 a.m., and the first fire unit arrived on scene at 1:47 a.m., according to a Suffolk Fire & Rescue press release.

Battalion Chief Dave Harrell advised that upon arrival, fire units found a three-story apartment building with light smoke and fire showing from the second and third floor balconies. The fire was quickly brought under control and did not extend into the main living areas. No occupants were displaced, and there were no injuries reported.

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Apparatus that responded to the incident included Engine 5, Engine 25, Engine 10, Engine 9, Ladder 5, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Battalion 2, Medic 5, EMS 2, Chesapeake Ladder 10, Chesapeake Engine 12, and Safety 1.

The incident is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.