Second alarm called to warehouse fire on Jefferson Davis Highway

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond fire crews are on the scene of a warehouse fire on Jefferson Davis Highway.

The call came in around 2:30 Friday morning. When crews arrived they found smoke coming out of an open door.

The fire was so bad when crews got on scene that firefighters had to start defensive operations from the outside of a building. The fire was 80% contained as of 5 a.m.

A second alarm had to be called to fight the fire. More than 50 people were called in to help.

An 8News crew on the scene saw the building engulfed in flames. The crew heard what sounded like an explosion, and then the power went out on the entire block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

It is unclear at this time if anyone was hurt in the blaze. No one had to be evacuated from the apartment building next door.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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