Firefighters continue to battle a fire at an apartment building this afternoon in which three residents have been injured. The fire started around 10:20 a.m. at Country Club Crossing apartment complex, which houses 25 people in eight apartments, according to Ken Heath, spokesman for the town and it's Fire Department.
No update on those injured is available at this time.
Heath described the blaze as a "four-alarm" fire. Fire departments from Chilhowie, Adwolfe and Atkins are aiding the Marion Fire Department.
Fire investigators with the Virginia State Police have been called in, Heath said.
A 2-year-old girl died in the fire today at a Marion apartment complex, authorities have confirmed.
One other person, the girl's mother, was injured. After being taken to Smyth County Community Hospital, she has been flown to Johnson City Medical Center. The extent of her injuries is not known at this time.
No names have been released.
The fire has been extinguished and police are just now able to get into the building to begin their investigation.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross have responded to the fire at Country Club Crossings in Marion. Ten disaster workers are on the scene, according to a written statement, and are helping to provide financial assistance to the 25 people who were displaced as a result of the fire earlier this morning.
Red Cross and other volunteers were seen on the scene handing out toilet paper, towels and other necessities to help the displaced families make it through the night.
Written by Allie Robinson