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Fires across metro keep crews busy

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Dry and windy conditions kept firefighters across the metro busy Saturday.

Richmond fire crews spent hours trying to control a brush fire near Hollywood Cemetery overnight.

It happened around 11:30 p.m.

The fire was a little difficult to put out because there were no fire hydrants in the area.

Crews had to call in a tanker truck with water to finally put out the blaze.

No one was hurt.

Earlier Saturday a Lakeside restaurant had to be evacuated just before the evening rush because of a kitchen fire. 

Investigators say the fire started around 3:45 at Hermitage Grill in the 6000 block of Hermitage Road.

By the time fire crews arrived, the restaurant had been evacuated.

The hood system on the grill extinguished much of the fire.

Crews stayed on scene for several hours to make sure that the fire did not spread to the attic.

And in chesterfield, crews worked quickly to put out a house fire near Belmont and Turner Rd.

There's some damage to the porch and the rear of the house but the residents can still live there.

The residents noticed the flames while they were working in the backyard.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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