Petersburg blaze being investigated as suspicious

Petersburg blaze being investigated as suspicious
It took about two hours for crews to control the blaze.

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Multiple fire crews were called to a late night blaze, which officials are calling suspicious in Petersburg.

Crews were called to Washington Street around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officials say someone in the area saw the fire and then drove to the fire station to tell first responders.

The fire was so intense, firefighters were forced to fight the flames from the outside of the home at first.

Colonial Heights, Fort Lee and Dinwiddie fire departments were also on scene. It took crews about two hours to get the fire under control.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but officials are calling it suspicious.

No additional details were available.

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