Charlottesville FD Responds to Rockland Avenue House Fire
Charlottesville Fire Chief Richard Jones says the fire broke out in a first floor bedroom of the home. The fire was put out shortly after crews arrived. According to Charlottesville Fire Marshal Jay Davis, it was an electrical fire that has been ruled accidental.
At least two people were treated on scene by the Charlottesville - Albemarle Rescue Squad. One was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center for smoke inhalation, there is no update on their condition at this time.
Chief Jones says five people have been displaced due to the fire. They will be relocated with help from the American Red Cross.
Avon Street near Rockland Ave. was closed in both directions for more than an hour while firefighters were on scene.