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Apartment Fire Displaces 17 People

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Lynchburg, VA - An apartment fire forced 17 people to find another place to stay overnight.

Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Hillside Court just after midnight Tuesday.

Crews say they found flames in a crawl space in the Birchwood Apartments, and those flames had extended to the apartment floor.

One apartment was damaged by the fire.  Others had smoke damage.

Officials had to turn off the gas and electricity to 4 of the apartments.

The Red Cross is assisting the 17 people who were displaced.

The fire is still under investigation.

 

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