RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A man has died after being trapped in a devastating house fire on Clarkson Road in Richmond Thursday morning.
The call for a house fire located at the 1500 block of Clarkson Road came in just before 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. According to the fire department, the call that came in said a person was trapped inside the home.
Heavy fire coming from the first and second floors of the structure was seen by response crews as soon as they arrived at the scene.
Prior to the arrival of the fire department, officials said multiple good samaritans attempted to rescue the trapped victim, who family members identified as Robert Mallory. Once on scene, crews were able to remove Mallory, and he was taken to the hospital. He later died at the hospital from his injuries.
Two additional adult occupants were able to evacuate themselves from the home safely, who family members identified as Robert’s brother, David and David’s nephew. The Virginia Red Cross was called to assist the Mallorys.
The fire was marked under control at 8:14 a.m. and the Richmond Fire Investigations Unit is working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
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