5 residents displaced after Chesapeake condo catches fire


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Five people are without a home after a fire damaged their condominium Sunday morning in the Riverwalk section of Chesapeake. 

According to the Chesapeake Fire Department, they were dispatched to the 800 block of Royal Grove Court just before 10 a.m. for the fire. 

When firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy fire was coming from the front of a two-story condo. Vehicles in front of the condo had also caught fire. 

Video from WAVY viewer Billy Slade shows flames pouring out the front and sides of the structure and spreading to the cars in the driveway, as firefighters arrive on scene.

Firefighters say all the residents were home at the time of the fire, but were able to escape safely after neighbors and nearby police officers alerted them. 

There were no injuries reported from the fire. The cause is still under investigation. 

Stay with WAVY.com for updates. 

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