Jan 6, 2016
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Five people were displaced after a fire broke out on the exterior of a two-story residential building in Richmond Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

A neighbor alerted the Richmond Standard to the blaze, which was reported at 2:32 p.m. in the 2200 block of Sutter Avenue, near 23rd Street.

Heavy fire on one exterior side of the building was seeping into the structure, and although four of the residents were inside the building at the time, no one was injured, said Robert Marshall, spokesman for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Red Cross is now assisting the displaced residents.

Fire crews had the blaze under control by 3:11 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Marshall said, and damage estimates were not immediately available.


About the Author

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.