LYNCHBURG, Va. – One person was hospitalized after a Lynchburg apartment fire Monday night in which crews rescued several people and helped them escape safely.
The call came in just before 6:40 p.m. Crews responded to 1513 Longview Road for a fire at one of the apartments in the James Crossing complex.
Authorities on the scene told 10 News that fire crews rescued several people and helped them out of the building, but they don’t have exact numbers. Most had minor injuries but one person has taken to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.
There was extensive damage mainly limited to the original apartment where the fire is suspected to have started, authorities said. They expect smoke damage throughout the building.
Crews had the fire under control in 20-25 minutes.
It’s not clear at this time how the fire started.
Responding crews included six engine companies, three ladder trucks, three medic units, two battalion chiefs and a restoration officer.
The restoration officer and the Salvation Army are helping displaced residents.
Fire crews from Bedford and Campbell County helped fill in for other parts of Lynchburg while the city’s crews were on scene at James Crossing apartment complex.
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