LYNCHBURG, Va. – Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire at the James Crossing Apartments in Lynchburg Thursday, according to the Lynchburg Fire Department.
The department said at the time, there is no word on their conditions.
Officials said crews are still overhauling the scene and several people had to be evacuated from the building, including a woman who was rescued from an upstairs apartment.
There were no firefighter injuries, according to the department.
LFD said it took crews about one hour to get the fire under control, and there is no word yet on a possible cause.
The Forest Volunteer Fire Department, Brookville-Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department, and Monelison Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene.
Officials with Atlantic Housing Management, the property owner of James Crossing Apartments provided the following statement to 10 News.
“We are grieved to see the effects of yesterday’s fire on our community. Ten households from Building 836 are affected, and as of June 8, 2023, management has provided them with temporary housing. We’ve contacted the Red Cross, and they are currently assisting our impacted residents. We will also be connecting them with other community partners and resources as needed. The cause of the fire is still not yet known, but it is being investigated by the local fire department. We are working with local authorities to ensure the safety of all who live at Waters at James Crossing Apartments. If other organizations would like to help, they can contact Yvonne Baxter at (434) 845-2274.”Atlantic Housing Management, LLC