York County Fire and Life Safety officials said an occupant of an apartment unit was taken to a local hospital in critical condition following a fire Sunday morning.
Crews responded to the fire call at Grafton Station Apartments on Piccadilly Loop in Yorktown just before 8 a.m.
There was light smoke and fire in a first-floor apartment when firefighters arrived, according to a news release from York County Fire and Life Safety.
Crews entered the apartment and found one occupant, who was rescued and taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said.
The fire was quickly extinguished and adjacent apartments were checked to verify that there was no fire extension. Newport News Fire Department assisted York County crews.
An investigation is underway to find out what caused the fire and where it started.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control and is helping York County Fire and Life Safety personnel with the investigation.
Information on the condition of the occupant was not immediately available.