Fire at Va. assisted living facility injures 5

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire at an assisted living-senior facility in Norfolk that sent five people to the hospital.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Julian Williamson tells media outlets that the victims are being evaluated for smoke inhalation.

Emergency crews rescued three other residents.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Place.

Williamson says the fire appears to have been contained to one apartment in the three-story building. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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