RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond family is forced out of their home, after it catches fire on the city’s Southside.

Firefighters responded to 2408 Courtland Street around 12:20 p.m. for a report of a house fire. Once crews arrived on the scene they could immediately see heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the home.

According to Richmond Fire, crews worked quickly to put out the flames and the incident was marked under control at 12:47 p.m.

At the time of the fire, resident Yadonya King had left the home to run an errand. King told 8news, her two youngest sons and her mother were in the house sleeping.

“I left my phone in the car and I had several calls from my boys calling me, saying that the house was on fire,” said King. “My baby boy was on the back supposedly where the fire had started. Everybody could have lost their lives.”

According to King, the two boys struggled to help their wheel-chair bound grandmother out of the home.

“My disabled mom who I take care of, could’ve been gone in just seconds,” said King.

Richmond Ambulance Authority treated one person on scene. No injuries have been reported.

The Virginia Red Cross has been requested to help two adults and three children.

  • Front of the house that caught on fire. (Photos by Richmond Fire Department)
  • Photo of the back of the home after the fire was marked under control. (Photos by Richmond Fire Department)

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