VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters were able to extinguish a condominium fire on Thursday that displaced three residents.
Dispatchers received a call about the fire in the 2400 block of Julie Court, off Virginia Beach Boulevard east of Lynnhaven, around 3:40 p.m.
Crews arrived minutes later and found heavy flames and smoke coming the rear of a unit on the end of the building.
Fire officials say an aggressive attack kept the fire from spread to nearby units, and the flames were officially knocked down at 4 p.m.
The unit’s outside received the bulk of the damage, and an attached shed was destroyed. Some smoke damage was reported inside the unit.
Neighbors told firefighters they heard an explosion during the fire, which firefighters believe was an air conditioning coolant tank that caught fire.
Officials say no one was injured and the fire is believed to have been accidental. An investigation is still ongoing.
The Red Cross says it’s assisting two adults and one child who were displaced.
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