Update: South Richmond apartment fire accidental - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Update: South Richmond apartment fire accidental

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Right now, crews are investigating a fire at a South Richmond apartment complex.

Officials tell us they responded to the 5800 block of Orcutt Lane around 11:05 a.m. Saturday for reports of fire. We are told smoke was visible from a two-story apartment building.

Upon further investigation the fire was located in a ground level unit. Investigators say the flames were contained to a bedroom and are now under control.

Five people were inside at the time of the fire, but were able to escape. However, they will not be able to stay at the apartment. Investigators say the fire appears to be accidental.

We will update you on-air and online as this story continues to develop.

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