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Ammunition explodes during Richmond garage fire

Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 19:12:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Firefighters battled a fire that destroyed a Southside garage and carport Sunday morning.

Crews were dispatched to a home on Columbia Street in the Windsor neighborhood just after 10:30 a.m.

Fire officials said the homeowner reported ammunition was being stored in the shed and that it sounded like it was exploding.

The fire was marked under control a little over 20 minutes after crews arrived.

No injuries were reported.

A nearby home was not damaged.

Investigators said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.