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Kitchen fire at The Standard injures one, displaces 14

Seven units responded to the scene on West Main Street

Seven units responded to the fire at West Main Street.
Seven units responded to the fire at West Main Street.

The Charlottesville Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon on the fifth floor of The Standard apartment building on West Main Street. One person was non-critically injured, CFD said in a release, and 14 residents were displaced by fire or sprinkler damage. The release says the displaced residents will be “relocated by management to temporary housing until their units are repaired.”

Six units from CFD — three fire engines, one aerial truck, one fire marshal and one battalion commander — and one medical unit from the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad responded to the scene. The first unit was on the scene within 4 minutes. 

In the press release, CFD said the Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. 


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