12 people, 4 dogs displaced in Chesterfield apartment fire

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 6:30 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 at 1:25 PM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - An investigation is underway following an apartment fire in Chesterfield Wednesday morning.

Crews got a call at 4:43 a.m. for the report of a fire on 7743 Bannockbarn Drive. When crews arrived, they noticed the fire was on the second floor and coming through the roof.

“It was just one of the most terrifying things to watch and I can imagine for the people who live right there that it was even more terrifying,” said Denise Martin, a resident at Chesterfield Village Apartments.

Crews say everyone was able to evacuate the building. However, 12 people and 4 dogs have been displaced. The Red Cross is currently assisting 4 of those displaced residents.

“I just feel really bad because it’s one thing to be displaced by the fire, but it’s another to stand out here in the cold and watch it burn down everything you own,” Martin said. “You could hear the fire roaring, even over the fire sirens.”

There were no injuries or fatalities reported.

Investigators say 2 apartments were impacted by the fire, and that the side of the building is totally burned out.

The investigation into what caused the fire is still ongoing.

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