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Firefighter injured in Bellemeade house fire

Posted at 5:46 PM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 18:41:29-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A firefighter was injured battling a fire at a home being renovated in Richmond’s Bellemeade neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1600 block of Presson Boulevard around 3:15 a.m.

While the home was unoccupied due to renovations, crews discovered squatters inside.

Firefighters quickly contained flames isolated to a bedroom.

There were no reports of injuries.

There was no word on what sparked the blaze.

Rescue officials said one firefighter’s hand was injured, but he is expected to be ok.

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