Fire crews were called to the apartments just before 6:00 AM Sunday morning. There were no major injuries.
At least 26 residents were displaced by a fire that swept through the Chase Gayton Apartments in the West End of Henrico early Sunday morning. There were no major injuries, according to officials. The cause is still under investigation.
The Red Cross is assisting the 12 families, many of whom lost all of their belongings. The quick and diligent work of fire crews prevented the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.
From the Henrico County Division of Fire:
Henrico Fire units responded to a reported apartment fire in the west end of the county at 5:52 this morning. The apartment was located at the 100 block of Chase Gayton Circle and the first arriving unit made it on scene in four minutes. Upon arrival units found heavy fire coming through the roof of the three story apartment building. As many as 12 families will be displaced due to the fire and the American Red Cross is on scene assisting residents with needs. Crews fought hard to contain the fire to the building of origin. They transitioned from interior operations to exterior operations and back to get the fire under control. It took crews over an hour to knock down the majority of the fire. The fire was marked under control at 8:45 am. Crews are still working on overhaul and finding hot spots. A total of seven engine companies and three specialty service units were called for this incident. There were two minor injuries related to the fire, neither was transported to the hospital. Units will be on scene most of the morning. The Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
View a video of the fire at its height here.
Photos: Henrico Fire