HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - No injuries, but a lot of damage as a fire tears through a Henrico apartment complex this afternoon.
It broke out around 12:15PM at the North Slope Apartments on Matterhorn Drive, in the Lakeside area.
Fire crews saw heavy flames and thick smoke, which were strong enough to force firefighters out of the building so they wouldn't get hurt.
Six units were a total loss, though a neighbor said not everyone was home at the time.
"My upstairs neighbor, I think he's out playing golf, but he's in for a surprise when he gets home," said Eileen Morganson.
It took almost four hours to get the fire under control.
Fire officials say a total of ten adults and ten kids will have to find another place to stay, some with the help of the Red Cross.
Investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused the fire.
Henrico firefighters responded to the scene of a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex, Saturday afternoon.
The call came in just after 12:00 p.m. for a fire at a building in the 2800 block of Matterhorn Drive.
Capt. James Mellon with Henrico County Fire & Rescue told NBC12 crews initially began an interior attack on the fire, but flames forced crews back outside. We're told the flames could be seen coming from the roof of the building.
Right now, there's no word on whether or not there are any injuries.
NBC12 has a crew on the scene. We'll provide updates as soon as they become available.