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3 dead in fire at Virginia senior center

(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). A firefighter walks at the scene of an apartment fire, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chesapeake, Va.  A fire at a senior living complex in Chesapeake, Virginia, has injured four people, including a firefighter. ... (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). A firefighter walks at the scene of an apartment fire, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chesapeake, Va. A fire at a senior living complex in Chesapeake, Virginia, has injured four people, including a firefighter. ...
(SSteve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Marian White waits for information from the Red Cross about shelter after the early morning fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chesapeake, Va.  A fire at ... (SSteve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Marian White waits for information from the Red Cross about shelter after the early morning fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chesapeake, Va. A fire at ...
(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Firefighters get a break after responding to the early morning fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments , Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chesapeake, Va.  A fire at a senior living complex in Ch... (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Firefighters get a break after responding to the early morning fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments , Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Chesapeake, Va. A fire at a senior living complex in Ch...

CHEASPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Fire officials say three people have died after a fire at a senior living complex in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The fire happened early Saturday morning at Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments.

The Chesapeake Fire Department says six people - including two firefighters - were taken to the hospital with various injuries.

Three of five buildings in the complex caught fire.

Firefighters arrived at 4:41 a.m. to find flames through the roofs of three buildings. Crews from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk and Mayock, North Carolina, responded to the fire.

Much of the roofing and upper walls of the buildings collapsed. Smoke could still be seen over the complex Saturday afternoon.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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