Petersburg Fire Department investigating early morning house fire

The Tri-Cities

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg fire crews said they are investigating an early morning house fire on Adams Street.

Firefighters responded to a one-story duplex fire at 515 S. Adams Street on Tuesday after the Petersburg Fire Department received a call at 3:42 a.m. about the blaze. Flames were shooting from the attic and rear of the boarded up home when crews arrived, according to Petersburg fire’s battalion chief.

It took 30 minutes to get the fire under control, the battalion chief said.

No one was inside at the time of the fire, but the battalion chief told 8News the power was on in the home and two dogs were found out back.

A sign has been placed on the door saying the building is unsafe and prohibited.

This is a developing story, stay with 8News for updates.

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