2 firefighters injured battling blaze in Petersburg

2 firefighters injured battling blaze in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Two firefighters received minor injuries Monday morning after an abandoned house went up in flames on South Dunlop Street in Petersburg.

A police officer saw the fire as he drove by around 4 a.m. and reported the fully involved house fire. There was heavy fire in front of the home.

One of the firefighters was injured when the roof on the front porch collapsed. Another firefighter was injured while on the scene. Both are expected to be OK.

No other injuries were reported.

Police say the fire is considered as suspicious.

The department has now called on the help of the Metro Richmond Fire Arson Task force to offer more manpower in assisting with the investigation.

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