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3 rescued from Henrico apartment fire

Posted at 1:08 AM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 06:06:38-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Three people were rescued after a fire at a Henrico apartment complex Monday night.

Fire Officials said the fire started just after 10 p.m. at Essex Village Apartments in the 3900 block of Pilots Lane. When crews arrived to the scene they were met with heavy smoke coming out of the building.

After calling for additional units, crews marked the fire under control in 40 minutes.

Fire crews used ladders to rescue three people trapped on the balcony of their apartment buildings. There were no injuries during the fire.

Fire officials said eight apartment units were affected by the fire. Two of the units suffered most of the damage and have been deemed not habitable.

The Red Cross says it is providing assistance to 15 people displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.