VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Around 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 11, Virginia Beach Fire Department, or VBFD, responded to a call at the Magnuson Hotel on Northampton Boulevard, VBFD said.
Crews arrived around 5:42 p.m., and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor that extended to the attic. The fire was marked under control around 6:10 p.m., but crews were still putting out hot spots until 6:40 p.m., officials said.
Nobody was injured, officials said, and management was able to find accommodations for six individuals affected. The fire started in an outside hallway extending to the attic, but there was no fire damage to the rooms, VBFD said.
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A resident told 10 On Your Side that he was about to leave for work when he saw the flames.
“The fire alarm was going off for a good four or five minutes while I was getting ready to leave for work,” he said. “At first, I thought it was a drill and everything because they do them almost weekly, but when I came out here, I saw the flames and everything, and I could tell it wasn’t a drill, obviously. When they’ve got this many firetrucks out here, and everything, something’s definitely the real deal going down.”
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