2 alarm fire located on Page Court just east of Lesner Bridge.
More than 20 people were displaced by a two-alarm condo fire overnight in the 2300 block of Page Court.
Six firefighters were injured battling an overnight fire that damaged 18 units in Virginia Beach and forced many residents out of their homes.
Virginia Natural Gas and Dominion Virginia Power responded during the fire to secure a ruptured gas line and downed power lines.
Ben L, who lives about 75 yards from the building where the fire started, said it was the scariest thing he ever saw. As he watched the flames move from building to building, he worried his would be next.
From a witness:
I was very proud to see a strong Ocean Park VRS response for this emergency. Two ambulances and three ALS providers, all from Ocean Park, plus a fantastic response from Company 1 and the VBFD. I saw Chief Cover on scene at 1am in his jeans helping out, and Chief McAndrews had it all under control. Three state of the art ladder trucks in the air with their master streams flowing was an awesome spectacle, and Support 8 with their volunteers arrived to assist with rehab and salvage. The Police kept a good perimeter and the neighbors kept a respectful distance and took in the displaced fire victims. There is a reason we have one of the top Emergency Response systems in the country, and this was a perfect illustration of how things can work well between agencies. Our EMS Chiefs on the scene kept us informed and safe, and Ocean Park even offered up shelter and food at the station for anyone that needed it, but there were no takers. I think the neighbors took care of their own! It is horrible when something like this happens, but I’m proud we can all come together and prevent the loss of life and further property.