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Dozens displaced after two-alarm fire at South Richmond apartment complex

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-16 12:40:07-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Thirty-six people, including 21 children, have been displaced from their homes after a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in South Richmond early Tuesday morning.

The complex is located in the 5000 block of Snead Road. Crews responded just before 5 a.m. and marked it under control just after 6:30 a.m.

Richmond Fire officials said the flames started on the third floor of the building.

The Red Cross is helping the residents that have been displaced, and a GRTC bus was brought to the scene to keep them warm while crews put out the flames.

Officials have not said whether or not anyone was injured, and they're still working to figure out what caused the fire.

Crews from Chesterfield County assisted with putting out the fire.

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