Update on Richmond house fire

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Investigators now say a malfunctioning furnace caused a house fire in Richmond.

The fire broke out around 12:30 A.M. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Richeson Avenue near Mcguire Drive.

Five people lived in the home and made it out okay.

Fire officials encourage everyone to have their heating systems serviced at least once a year.

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