Man, 5 children hospitalized after Richmond apartment fire

Posted at 7:24 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 20:39:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Officials said a man and five children were hospitalized after a fire broke out at their apartment Saturday afternoon.

Richmond Fire officials posted just before 5:30 p.m. that Engine 13 and Truck 13 were dispatched to the 1607 Rosecrest Avenue.

Officials said that before firefighters arrived, “three youth safely dropped from a window to a citizen.”

Crews pulled a man and two other children from the apartment.

Officials said that all six of the victims were transported to an area hospital. There has been no word yet on the extent of their injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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