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Richmond family loses home to Christmas Eve fire

Posted at 8:27 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 20:27:27-05

RICHMOND, Va. — At least five people lost their home Christmas Eve to a late-afternoon apartment fire.

Richmond firefighters were called to an apartment in the 2200 block of Ruffin Road shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

When the first units arrived, they encountered heavy smoke in an apartment at the Lafayette Gardens complex.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in under 10 minutes.

The fire was ruled accidental and cooking-related, according to the fire officials on scene.

The Red Cross is assisting one adult and four children displaced in the fire.

No injuries were reported.