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Man killed, firefighter injured in Richmond house fire

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 18:42:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man pulled from a burning home in Richmond Friday morning has died, according to Richmond Fire officials.

The name of the fire victim has not yet been released.

At least one firefighter was injured in the fire which was reported at about 9:40 a.m. along the 3200 block of Delaware Avenue, off Meadowbridge Road.

The fire marked under control before 11:15 a.m.

Penny Robinson said she was one of the first people on the scene before fire crews arrived.

"I told them, somebody call 911, call 911," Robinson said. "That's when I ran down to see exactly what it was, and smoke was coming out from the house."

The owner of the home said he had only been gone for just an hour before coming back to the scene. Robinson said all she can offer now is prayers.

"His whole life is gone, is messed up," Robinson said. "Just that the neighbors would come together, the community would come together and help him and support him through this."

The cause of the fire has been determined to have been accidental.