Two hospitalized, dozens displaced after Pittsylvania County apartment fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation

Pittsylvania County apartment fire (Pittsylvania County)

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va.UPDATE:

Two people are in the hospital and dozens are displaced after an apartment fire in Pittsylvania County.

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Crews said the call came in around 5 a.m. Sunday morning, for a structure fire at the Northpoint apartment complex at 600 N. Point Lane.

Officials said the fire destroyed 12 apartment units and 36 others were evacuated.

Two people are still in the hospital and three others were treated and later released.

They said firefighters made several rescues with ground ladders.

The fire required a county-wide call for assistance and the City of Danville was also on the scene.

In all, more than 100 firefighters from Pittsylvania County responded to the fire.

Because of the severity of the fire, an excavator is being used to extinguish any remaining flames.

According to Pittsylvania County Department of Public Safety Director Chris Key, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Danville Fire Department is helping Pittsylvania County volunteer agencies with a fire with multiple entrapments Sunday morning shortly before 5:30 at the North Point Apartment Complex.

Investigators said no word yet on injuries or status of the building, but know DFD stayed on scene until 10:00 a.m.

Firefighters said Pittsylvania County units are still on scene and further information will be released later by Pittsylvania County agencies.


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