Firefighters battle two blazes in Church Hill

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Fire Department battled two fires in the same area of North Church Hill Wednesday.  Heavy smoke was reportedly been seen from both houses.

The call came in at 12:50 p.m. for the fire are in the 1400 block of North 19th Street. It was marked under control at 1:10 p.m.  The home was vacant and the fire is under investigation but considered suspicious, according to fire officials.

The call came in at 12:48 p.m. for the fire at 2200 block of North 26th Street. It was marked under control at 1:06 p.m.  The fire started in the bedroom and two people were home at the time. They escaped before fire crews arrived.  It will most likely will be ruled accidental, according to fire officials.

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