Woman escapes house fire in Richmond's Southside

Woman escapes house fire in Richmond's Southside

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond fire crews battled a house fire in the city's south side Sunday evening. The call came in shortly after 8 p.m. for a fire on the 5400 block of Larrymore Road.

Crews arrived before 8:10 p.m. to find heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the house. The fire has since been marked under control.

A woman lived in the home, but was able to escape with help from her neighbors. She was not hurt.

Richmond Fire officials say after crews put the fire out, Dominion had to be called to shut off power to the home because there were live wires that posed a hazard to firefighters. After the power was shut off, crews were able to go back inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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