VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach firefighters responded to a two-alarm residential fire Thursday afternoon.
Dispatchers said the call reporting the fire came in around 4:50 p.m. in the 5000 block of Hawkins Mill Way, in the Haygood section of the city.
The fire was quickly upgraded to a two-alarm.
Fire crews arrived on scene to find fire coming from the second floor.
The Virginia Beach Fire Department said the fire was marked under control at 5:40 p.m. and declared out about 20 minutes later.
WAVY News Chopper 10 was over the scene and saw significant damage at the corner of one of the buildings.
Seven units were impacted by the fire. The Red Cross is assisting one family.
Fire officials said they’re still trying to confirm whether the multifamily structure is a condominium or quadruplex.
Officials said a natural gas leak was above or around the meter, which presented an obstacle for firefighters and residents to safely enter and leave the building. There were no firefighter or occupant injuries reported.
The investigation to determine the cause is underway.
WAVY is working to learn more. Stay tuned for updates.