According to Battalion Chief Bowling, with Petersburg Fire department, crews responded to the call around 10:00a.m., when they arrived heavy fire and smoke could be seen exiting the 1st floor of the building.
4 engines, 1 truck, 1 ambulance, and Chesterfield fire crews were called to help fight the fire.
Smoke and flames reached up to the 2nd and 3rd stories of the apartment building.
Crews were able to contain the fire before it reached the attic.
Four people have been transported to the hospital, two with smoke inhalation. No life threatening injures were reported.
Six apartments have been affected by the incident.