Sun. Jun 4th, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A property caught fire in Richmond Wednesday night time, sending smoke billowing throughout Interstate 95.

The Richmond Fireplace Division mentioned heavy flames were viewed soaring from the roof upon first arrival to the vacant property on the 1000 block of N 3rd Road just following 8 p.m. The property lies just one block from Shockoe Hill Cemetery.

The home was marked as unstable, so firefighters did not enter and as a substitute put water on the residence from the outdoors.

No person is known to have been wounded in the fire. Richmond Hearth explained the incident has been deemed “suspicious” and is beneath investigation.

The Richmond Fireplace Section was photographed battling the fireplace with many fireplace trucks at the property. The home appeared to have boarded-up home windows on the initially and next floors, with vegetation seen masking a person aspect of the construction.

The fire was the bring about of large smoke witnessed on VDOT cameras billowing across the level the place I-95 and I-64 be a part of in the Town of Richmond Wednesday night time.

Richmond Hearth said it could choose a pair of hours until finally the fire is marked entirely underneath command.