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Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze at Richmond apartments

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 18:20:24-04

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.

The fire has been marked under control and officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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