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Electrical problem suspected in Richmond house fire

Posted at 8:14 AM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-31 08:15:05-05

RICHMOND, Va. — The Fire Marshal’s Office is working to determine what ignited a fire in Richmond’s Southside.

Crews responded to an emergency call in the 600 block of Effingham Drive sometime around 2:00 am Saturday morning.

Firefighters spotted smoke coming from a home and quickly worked to put out a fire in the attic.

There are no reports of injuries.

Although no cause has been determined an electrical problem is suspected.