Suffolk Fire and Rescue battle Sunday apartment fire

Published 11:08 pm Sunday, October 29, 2023

According to a news release from Suffolk Fire and Rescue, units responded to a commercial structure fire in the 4300 block of Crowdy Blvd on Sunday.

According to the release, Emergency Communications was contacted at 8:35 p.m. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:39 p.m.

“Engine 25 arrived on scene first to find heavy smoke showing from a 2-story apartment building,” the release said. “Multiple trapped occupants were self-rescuing by jumping out of first and second-floor windows. Ladder 11 successfully rescued one trapped occupant from the first floor of the building that was trapped by heavy smoke and fire. Crews aggressively attacked the fire on the first and second floor, as well as performed search and rescue efforts for possible additional trapped occupants. One occupant was transported to Norfolk Sentara Hospital.”

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The fire was placed under control at 9:11 p.m. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupants.

The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office is leading the investigation into the cause and origin of the fire.