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AC unit sparks fire atop SunTrust building in Richmond

Posted at 8:44 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 21:34:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Black smoke was seen billowing from the top the 26-story SunTrust building in downtown Richmond Sunday evening.

Firefighters were called to SunTrust Plaza just before 5 p..m. after an air conditioning unit atop the building malfunctioned, causing the thick, black smoke.

Fire officials said it took crews about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.

There is no word yet on how much damage the fire caused, but officials said the unit has extensive damage.

No one was injured.