Apr 27, 2015
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A fire that broke out in a Richmond building that houses a dental office and residential unit caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage Monday, but thankfully no one was injured, a fire captain said.

The single-alarm fire was reported about 10:55 a.m. in the living quarters of the property at Bissell Avenue and 37th Street, Richmond fire Capt. Rico Rincon said. Fire crews responded and quickly brought the blaze under control.

The landlord who operates the dental office was not at the building at the time of fire, nor were any of the tenants renting the residential unit, Rincon said. Fire officials have since spoken to the landlord, but as of Friday afternoon his tenants had not yet returned. Relocation services from the American Red Cross will be provided to them if needed, Rincon said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he added.

The photo above was provided on Twitter by Chris Wimmer, a photographer with the City of Richmond. The photo below the map was provided by Rincon.




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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.