By Mike Kinney
No injuries were reported in a three-alarm fire that severely damaged a building formerly occupied by a Chevys restaurant in Richmond’s Hilltop neighborhood Sunday, fire officials said.
A total of 12 engines, two trucks and 30 firefighters from multiple local fire agencies responded to the blaze at 3101 Garrity Way about 8 p.m., according to Richmond Battalion Fire Chief Manly Moulton. The fire was mostly contained by 11 p.m. Fire officials remained on the scene until 3 a.m. today to ensure any hot spots were under control.
“We treated it as a defensive fire and surrounded the building and took up defensive positions,” Moulton said. “The safety of the building has been compromised and no fire personnel went inside.”
Fire Chief Adrian Sheppard said the building was “a total loss.”
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Richmond Fire Department is currently investigating what caused the blaze. The lead investigation is being conducted by Fire Marshall Eric Munso.