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Early morning apartment fire in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Crews with the Newport News Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 500 block of Cantina Way early Saturday morning.

According to officials, dispatch received a call at 5:51 a.m. this morning that an apartment was on fire.

The first responding unit arrived at 5:57 a.m. and reported that fire was coming through the roof of the apartment. The fire was brought under control at 6:14 a.m.

Residents were evacuating the apartment when firefighters got there. One person was located inside the apartment and given medical treatment on scene.

Officials say that the fire started on the back deck of the apartment, before traveling up the siding into the roof and attic area.

One person was treated on-scene by medical personnel, but was not transported to a hospital.

Two apartments were condemned in this fire.