Richmond crews respond to building fire downtown


Richmond firefighters respond to building fire downtown. (Photo: 8News Reporter Delaney Hall)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Fire and EMS crews responded to a building fire downtown this morning.

According to a commander on the scene, the call came in at 5:51 a.m. after someone across the street saw smoke on the roof.

Authorities said the fire was confined to some roofing materials on top of the building. There was a large presence of police and firefighters as a precaution because it is a state building that houses lab materials.

The building is fine and will open as normal. No injuries were reported.

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