10 displaced by Suffolk apartment fire

10 displaced by Suffolk apartment fire

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10 displaced by Suffolk apartment fire

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Posted on June 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 9:18 PM

SUFFOLK--Firefighters fought  a two alarm fire at some apartments Friday night.. 

Units were called the the Chorey Park Apartements in the 800 block of W. Constance Road at Chorey Park Apartments around 6:23 p.m.

When firefighters arrived they found one apartment on fire...it was uncertain whether or not someone was still inside.  Firefighters searched the unit and found it empty. 

The fire was was out by  6:46 p.m. and was confined to the one apartment.

Most of the elderly and disabled residents living in the 100-unit facility, which is managed by the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, had evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters.

Assistance was provided to a number of residents confined to wheelchairs or walkers.   Other residents sheltered in place in their individual apartments. 

One woman was evaluated on scene for possible smoke inhalation, and one man complaining of difficulty breathing was transported to Sentara Obici Hospital.  There were no injuries to firefighters.  
Working with the on-site security officer and property manager, officials were able to review a list of occupants to be certain that everyone was accounted for.  

Due to extensive water and soot damage to several apartments, the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Suffolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority is providing assistance in relocating 10 adults that were displaced due to the fire.   

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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