2-alarm fire in Virginia Beach destroys eight apartment units

13News Now reporter Arrianee LeBeau brings you the story.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Eight units were destroyed after catching fire Sunday morning, Virginia Beach Fire Department officials said. 

Art Kohn with the Virginia Beach Fire Department told 13News Now the call came in around 7 a.m. and crews responded to the 700 block of Willow Lake Circle. 

Kohn said two females were rescued from the balcony of the building and two elderly people were also rescued.

Two officers were treated for smoke inhalation. One was taken to the hospital by medics while the other officer took himself. Their injuries were non-life threatening, according to Kohn. 

Virginia Beach Fire investigators believe the fire started in an end unit and was likely caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. 

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