By Mike Kinney
The Richmond Target store reopened Sunday after being closed for several weeks due to an arson fire, an employee informed the Standard.
Extensive cleanup and the restocking of inventory was needed due to the fire inside the store, which Target spokesperson Brian Harper-Tibaldo said was not devasting but caused smoke damage.
The fire occurred in an aisle of the store in the 4500 block of Macdonald Avenue on Thursday, June 16. The automatic sprinkler system at the store helped keep an arson fire in the store “small and nearly extinguished,” according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188. Fire crews handled the rest and determined that the fire was intentionally set. There were no injuries. There were no immediate updates on the investigation into the blaze.
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