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Richmond firefighters investigate smoke near Mayo Bridge

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond Fire crews on-scene say a fire under the Mayo Bridge may have been sparked by a homeless man's grill or a discarded cigarette.

The fire sent plumes of heavy smoke into the air Tuesday morning. Fire officials haven't confirmed what caused the fire yet, but firefighters were investigating a grill at a homeless camp as a possible cause. They are also looking at a discarded cigarette.

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Witness reported seeing lots of black smoke and flames around 10:00 a.m. Fire officials believe they've knocked down all the flames and continue to investigate the smoke.

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