Search for answers after 3 die in fire at Chesapeake seniors community

Investigators are expected to return to the Chesapeake Crossing Apartments on Monday morning, to figure out what caused this weekend's devastating 4-alarm fire at the senior living complex. The fire left three people dead and six injured.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) - Investigators are expected to return to the Chesapeake Crossing Apartments on Monday morning, to figure out what caused this weekend's devastating 4-alarm fire at the senior living complex. The fire left three people dead and six injured.

The fire broke out Saturday morning around 4:30. Three of the five buildings went up in flames, and left with significant amounts of damage.

The fire department tells us 144 apartments are now unlivable. More than 150 residents have been displaced, with 31 of them currently staying in hotels.

The city of Chesapeake is working in conjunction with Boyd Homes, the complex's management, to inspect nearby buildings that also sustained damage by the fire to see if they can get the apartments inside up and running for displaced tenants to move into. 

City officials also state that if anyone would like to make a monetary donation, they can make it to United Way or Red Cross. A special fund has been created on the United Way website at UnitedWaySHR.org under the “Donate” tab for those wishing to contribute. 

No physical items are being accepted at this time.


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