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Apartment fire displaces elderly man

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR) – Colonial Heights Fire Department responded shortly before noon Saturday to reports from neighbors of smoke coming from a garage located on Hanover Avenue.

The garage was actually converted into an apartment where an elderly man had been living. We are told it took fire crews 15-20 minutes to get the fire under control.

The elderly man was not home during the time.

The apartment was gutted by the fire and the elderly man was displaced. A chief with the fire department tells us American Red Cross was on scene to assist the resident, as well as the owner of the property.