3 dead in 4 alarm fire at senior living complex in Chesapeake

13News Now reporter Ariannee LeBeau brings you the story.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Crews battled a heavy fire at a senior living complex that killed 3 and injured 6 Saturday morning.

A 4 alarm fire was reported at 1937 Robert Hall Boulevard.

The fire department was on the scene at 4:30 a.m. and they had the fire under control by 7 a.m.. 

Three fatalities have been confirmed, each of them were located in different areas of the complex. In addition, four civilians and two firefighters have been injured, but reported in stable condition. 

Multiple crews were on location including Suffolk, Norfolk, Moyock, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

All residents have been accounted for.

The fire has caused significant damage to all three buildings, causing 144 apartments to be inhabitable.

A 13News Now viewer, Noel Vaughn, shared this video with us.

The emergency shelter established at Indian River High School closed Saturday night. 

Over 150 residents have been displaced, but 31 have hotel rooms provided to them, and the rest have made their own living arrangements.

No further information was released. 

Stick with 13News Now for updates.

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