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Man Suffers Burn Injuries at Glenwood Farms Apartment Fire

By HENRICO FIRE, Correspondent | March 31, 2021 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 040121103

Henrico County, VA - On March 31, 2021 at 00:44 A.M., Henrico Fire units responded to the 2700 block of Byron Street, in the Glenwood Farms Apartment community. Henrico 911 Emergency Communication Center received multiple calls for an apartment on fire. Fire units arrived to find smoke coming from the second story of one apartment. Firefighters were told 9 children could be in the apartments.

While on scene firefighters began searching all apartments, a second alarm (additional fire apparatus and personnel) were called to assist with the evacuation and control of the fire. All occupants were accounted for outside the apartments and no one was found inside. One adult male suffered burns to his arms and has been transported to VCU Medical Center.

The fire was under control within 30 minutes and further property damage is being prevented. 4 apartments are affected by smoke, fire, or water damage. The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist 8 adults and 13 children with their immediate needs.

Henrico Fire Marshals are on scene to determine the origin and cause.

Henrico Fire reminds everyone the value of having working smoke alarms in all homes. Lives are saved every day because of a smoke alarm. In additions to property owner’s having insurance, all renters should have “Renters’ Insurance”. Please contact Henrico Fire for further information on smoke alarms and renters’ insurance.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.