People walk in front of the charred exterior of a building at Chestnut Ridge Apartments on Friday, where a Thursday blaze damaged six apartments and left more than 20 residents homeless. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Harrisonburg firefighters battle a blaze at Chestnut Ridge Apartments on Thursday.
Wind gusts spread smoke as responders take breaks while battling the fire. “The wind really played a role in making it difficult to take it out,” said Harrisonburg Assistant Fire Chief Ian Bennett.
Repairs start the day after a fire destroyed six apartments Chestnut Ridge Apartments.