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Investigation underway into fire found atop state-owned building in Richmond

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 28, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a small fire found atop a state-owned building along the 600 block of North 5th Street, near Jackson Street, in downtown Richmond.

Fire crews were called to the building at about 5:56 a.m. Monday.

"Once on scene, they saw smoke and found a small fire on the second-tier roof," the Richmond Fire Department posted on Facebook. "The fire was contained to the outside of the building and our crews quickly extinguished it."

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Richmond Fire Department

The fire was marked under control at 6:25 a.m., according to the fire department.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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