VBFD Investigating a Fatality at an Early Morning Fire

Thursday, November 05, 2020

​On Thursday, Nov. 5, at around 2:47 a.m., the Virginia Beach Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire at the Runaway Bay Apartments in the Thalia section of the city. Upon arrival, the first engine on scene investigated smoke on the second and third floors with no visible signs of fire. Firefighters searched the building and located a 55-year-old woman inside her second-floor apartment where she was evaluated and determined to be deceased.  

The circumstances of the fire and the exact cause of the woman's death are still under investigation by the Virginia Beach Fire Department and the Virginia Beach Police Department. The identity of the woman has not been released at this time.

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