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Crews respond to heavy fire at Virginia Avenue Elementary School

Crews respond to heavy fire at Virginia Avenue Elementary School
Posted at 11:16 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 23:16:59-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Officials in Petersburg are investigating the cause of a fire at Virginia Avenue Elementary School.

Fire officials say they responded to heavy fire at the building a little after 6 p.m. on Friday.

Firefighters responded from multiple jurisdictions, including Chesterfield and Colonial Heights, to assist them. They were able to get the fire under control around 7 p.m.

The building has been closed for 20 years and is part of a new $24 million investment into the community. The school was expected to be turned into housing for seniors and veterans.