Crews battle blaze at convenience store in South Richmond

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond firefighters were able to quickly put out a fire at a convenience store on the city’s southside. 

Crews had to force their way into the Z Express Mart on Midlothian Turnpike around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Once inside, firefighters could see heavy smoke and flames coming from an office inside the store. 

Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control.

No one was inside the store at the time, and no firefighters were injured battling the blaze. 

At this time, it’s unclear what started the fire. 

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