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emerald lake fireVirginia Beach, Virginia – Four apartments were destroyed by a fire at Pembroke Lakes Apartments in Virginia Beach leaving 13 adults and 4 children displaced.

Fire units responded to the 700 block of Emerald Lake Circle shortly before 8:00am Sunday.

Everyone made it out of the apartments safely.

One civilian and one firefighter received minor burn injuries but neither required transportation to the hospital.

The Red Cross is assisting all of the residents who are displaced.

The cause of the fire was due to food cooking. It is still unknown if the food was left unattended.