1 sent to hospital, 3 displaced after apartment fire at Norfolk senior community

NORFOLK — Crews with Norfolk Fire-Rescue battled an early-morning apartment fire Monday at a senior living community in Ward’s Corner.

The fire occurred at the Cromwell House Apartments, located at 114 Cromwell Parkway, according to Norfolk Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Harry Worley.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a small fire on the second floor of the complex.

Worley said the fire was controlled by a sprinkler head activation within the structure.

One victim was located on the second floor and taken to the hospital. Their condition has not been released.

All other occupants were sheltered in the lobby as crews worked to extinguish the flames.

One apartment sustained fire damage and two apartments have some water damage.

Firefighters are working to ventilate the smoke and sprinkler water from the building.

Three people have been displaced as a result of the fire.

Worley said the American Red Cross is being contacted to provide assistance for those who are displaced.

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