RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Fire Department battled a two-alarm fire at the 2300 block of Cecil Road Saturday morning.
Officials say they found heavy flames and smoke coming from a second floor apartment when they arrived.
"Crews made sure that all civilians were out," said Captain Chris Aycock. "In fact, all civilians were helped out by RPD and maintenance personnel."
Captain Aycock said the fire spread into the attic and ventilation holes did have to be cut into the roof.
The second alarm was declared due to heat conditions and a total of 55 firefighters responded, he said.
Four apartments were impacted but no injures were reported, according to RFD.
The Red Cross has been called to assist the 12 adults and 5 children impacted by the fire.
Update: The fire had been marked under control. As a result of the fire, four apartments were directly impacted. @VARedCross has been contacted to possibly assist 12 adults and 5 children. No injuries/fatalities to report, crews are beginning to be returned back to service. #1RVA— Richmond Fire Dept (@RFDVA) July 11, 2020
The fire has been marked under control and officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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