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Fire burns business in downtown Richmond

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Apr 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-16 07:37:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)- Richmond fire fighters remain on the scene extinguishing hot spots from a fire in the 2900 block of W. Clay St. at an automotive repair shop.

Lt. Robbie Hagaman with RFD told CBS 6 that the fire was finally marked under control at around 12:30 Sunday afternoon after burning for about 2 hours. Hagaman says the call came in originally as a dumpster fire, but by the time they arrived, the fire was raging through the building.

According to Hagaman, two people were inside the building, but were able to escape unharmed. While fire fighters were battling the blaze from the outside, a wall of the building collapsed, but no fire fighters were inside at the time.

Fire fighters will be on scene into the evening hours putting out hot spots. RPD still has all traffic blocked off in the area, and Hagaman also reports water damage to other areas on W. Clay St.

CBS 6 has a photographer on the scene and will bring you the very latest as it becomes available.