fire on Hiawatha Dr in Virginia Beach

fire on Hiawatha Dr in Virginia Beach, 20 displaced, 2 firefighters injured
fire on Hiawatha Dr in Virginia Beach, 20 displaced, 2 firefighters injured

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Crews are currently on the scene of a 2-alarm fire in Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon.

According to the Virginia Beach Fire Department, the call for the fire came in around 4:17 p.m. Thursday at the Indian Lakes apartment complex on Hiawatha Drive.

Chopper 10 flew over the scene of the apartment fire which showed a huge portion of the building appearing to be irreparably damaged. Crews surrounded the building as smoke could be seen several blocks away.

The fire was put out around 6:15 p.m.

10 On Your Side’s Michelle Wolf has learned that at least 16 units were affected by the fire, eight above and eight below. Four of the 16 units are deemed a total loss.

Fire officials say two firefighters sustained non life-threatening injuries and were sent to a local hospital. Two officers were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

In total, there were 20 residents displaced.

one dog inside a crate was rescued and reunited with his owner.

The apartment manager along with American Red Cross are currently working with the displaced residents regarding lodging.

10 On Your Side is working to learn more regarding the incident.