Crews battle apartment fire near Colonial Heights & Prince George

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A fire at an apartment complex displaced 11 people Wednesday morning, including five children.

Crews responded around 6:30 a.m. to reports of a fire at Denmark Square at Puddledock Apartments in Prince George County. The location of the fire is in a location that borders Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell.

Firefighters said a water heater caught fire on the third floor.

The building’s fire suppression sprinkler system extinguished the blaze. All three floors of the apartment building suffered water damage.

The fire impacted multiple units and displaced six adults and five children. No one was injured.

Fire crews are investigating what caused the water heater to ignite.

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