Victim identified in South Richmond apartment fire

Published: Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:56 PM EST
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Fire crews have confirmed that a body has been recovered from a residential apartment building in South Richmond Monday night after a fire.

Grace E. Rush, 82, was found deceased in the 6th floor apartment. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

The fire started around 7:45 p.m. Monday in an apartment on the 6th floor of the building at 1920 Stonewall Ave. Occupants of the building were evacuated and many were sheltered in the lobby across the street.

Fire crews confirmed one person was transported to VCU Medical Center for non life-threatening injures. Crews brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes. The fire caused significant damage to the apartment unit.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting five other people displaced by the fire.

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