On Tuesday, August 14th, at approximately 4:30 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a fire in an apartment complex located in the 1300 block of Bayside Avenue in Woodbridge.
Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy black smoke emitting from the third floor apartment. Firefighters proceeded to the third floor, located the fire in the utility room, and began extinguishing the fire. The fire was under control in approximately 15 minutes; however, due to the heat and work required a second alarm was requested to provide additional fire and rescue personnel.
Three firefighters sustained minor injuries during the incident.
The fire displaced twenty-one residents who are receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damages are estimated at $100,000.
A building inspector has declared the building unsafe.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.
County Police assisted with on scene management.