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Crews respond to 2-alarm fire at Country Club Of Virginia

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More than a dozen firefighters were called to the scene of a two-alarm fire at the Country Club of Virginia on Friday morning. 

Fire officials said the initial call came in at 10:44 a.m. When crews arrived four minutes later, they saw smoke coming from the roof. 

Firefighters attacked the blaze from the roof. When they entered the building, they discovered the fire had spread. 

A second alarm was called at 11:13 a.m. due to the heat and humidity. 

"We called for a second alarm to bring more units here to relieve the units already in operation," said Richmond Fire Deputy Fire Chief Brian Turnage.

Tom Musselman was working on landscaping project in the neighborhood when he heard the sirens.

"I asked one of the employees on the golf cart right by the and he said it was a big fire," says Musselman.

With the road blocked off, Mussleman was not able to get to his next job, but he did not seem to mind.  

"It's a difficult street because there's no in and out. The way they take care of everything, control the flow, it's amazing to watch," he said.

According to the country club's Facebook page, the property has been around since 1908. Right now, there's no telling how much the damage will cost.   

The fire was marked under control at 11:34 a.m., but the cleanup could take longer.

Everyone inside the building at the time was evacuated safely.

There is no word on what started the fire.

Management at the Country Club of Virginia said they were going to issue a statement Friday, but no statement has been sent out yet.

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