Kitchen fire burns families out of Richmond apartments

Posted at 8:19 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 12:19:46-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An infant was being evaluated after suffering smoke inhalation during a Tuesday morning fire. Richmond Fire crews were called to the Southwood apartment community in South Richmond around 6:40 a.m.

Once on scene, fire crews discovered a kitchen fire in one of the downstairs units.

Five people lived in the unit where the fire was reported, according to fire officials on scene.

The fire impacted three or four other units to the point where the people in those units were not able to return.

No serious injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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