Richmond firefighters battle two home fires within a two-hour period

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Richmond home badly damaged in fire
Photo credit: Mike Kinney

Richmond firefighters responded to two destructive fires to homes Monday evening, and thankfully no injuries were reported.

The first fire was reported at 6 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of 4th Street, while the second was reported about two hours later at a home in the 2800 block of Esmond Avenue, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, which posted video of from the firefight.

The home on 4th Street was well-involved with fire when fire crews arrived. A broken gas line on the side of the home added a small challenge to the incident.

“As flames spread from the first to the second floor, crews were able to get hose lines into place and quickly extinguished the majority of the fire within a matter of minutes,” stated Local 188.

All occupants made it out of the home safely but the entire home suffered extensive damages, officials said.

At about 8 p.m., crews were sent to the 2800 block of Esmond Avenue, where they found smoke coming from the attic and roof area of a home.

Once inside, a small fire was located in the kitchen which had extended into the attic above, officials said.

Crews aggressively worked to extinguish the blaze, limiting damages to the kitchen area and a portion of the attic.

Con Fire crews from Station 70 assisted.