Red Cross to help two families after fire destroys homes

2500 block Buford Ave.
2500 block Buford Ave.
2300 block of Warren St.
2300 block of Warren St.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A fire is under investigation in Richmond.

It happened in the 2500 block of Buford Avenue near Jeff Davis.

No one was home when crews arrived to smoke and fire coming from the roof.

Power lines posed a problem.

Dominion was called to cut power so firefighters could work.

The home was a total loss and the Red Cross is assisting the family of three.

The cause of a separate fire in Petersburg is also under investigation.

It happened in the 2300 block of Warren Street.

Crews arrived to heavy smoke and fire in the home.

No one was injured but one dog and a pet bird died.

Similarly, the home is deemed unlivable and Red Cross is assisting the family.

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