Possible lightning strike causes fire damaging 2 apartments in Chesapeake; 3 displaced


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Three adults are displaced following a fire that damaged two apartments in Chesapeake on Saturday evening.

Firefighters responded just after 7 p.m. to the 4100 block of Prindle Court in the Western Branch section of the city.

Shortly after arriving, crews found fire and smoke showing from a multi-story apartment building. Officials said it was contained to the “exterior breezeway, where the fire had started from a possible lightning strike.”

The fire was marked under control at 7:30 p.m.

Minimum fire damage was reported, but water damage spread through two apartments due to a burst water pipe.

There were no injuries reported and the Red Cross is assisting one of the displaced occupants.

No further information is available at this time.

This is a breaking news story.

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