March 18, 2007
An apartment fire broke out on Lewis Mountain Road in Charlottesville around 4 a.m..
Once rescuers arrived they found two unconscious people in the back of the apartment. They are listed in critical condition. A third is in fair condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Two of the injuried are not affiliated with UVa, but one is an alumni.
Fire officials believe there was no smoke detector in the apartment. The duplex neighbors called 911 as their attic smoke detector went off.
Residents of Charlottesville can obtain a free smoke detector by calling the fire department at 970-3245.