Residents displaced by Sterling apartment fire

A fire at a four-story apartment building in Sterling displaced more than two dozen residents early Sunday morning, according to Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services.

 The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the building in the 20500 block of Reserve Falls Terrace in Sterling. Thirteen apartments had fire and smoke damage, leaving 26 residents displaced, according to Loudoun Fire-Rescue. The Red Cross was on the scene Sunday morning to provide assistance to those residents, officials said.

Two people were taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital, one for possible smoke inhalation and the other for a minor medical emergency. No firefighters were injured, officials said.

Fire-Rescue units from Sterling, Lansdowne, Ashburn and Fairfax responded to the fire, according to Loudoun Fire-Rescue. The amount of damage to the building had not been determined as of Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Caitlin Gibson is a local news and features writer for The Washington Post.


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