RICHMOND, Va. --The Richmond school bus depot on Chamberlayne Avenue that burned to the ground last week was not required to have a fire protection system, according to Amy Vu, a spokeswoman for the Richmond Fire Department.
Vu said City of Richmond property records show the building was built in 1900, and "due to the age of the structure," a fire protection system was not required.
CBS 6 previously reported that the building, which RPS leases from Thalhimer Realty Partners, did not have a fire alarm system.
Thalhimer Realty Partners previously said Richmond Schools was responsible for all maintenance and operations at the building.
A large fire burned the building, located at 1903 Chamberlayne Avenue, to the ground on Wednesday, June 29 .
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