Update – September 1
The Richmond Fire Marshall had to cut the power and condemn a downtown Richmond condominium building for at least a few days.
Thick black smoke billowing was seen from the roof top unit. The whole building – all 25 condo units – have been condemned.
The fire was under control just before 4 p.m. - little did the residents know they were going to have to pack their bags and get out. Officials say water got in the walls where the electrical wires are.
Authorities say the fire looks to be accidental but the investigation is not over.
The American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.
More updates from CBS6 here.
August 31 – From NBC12:
Flames and heavy smoke filled the air on Broad Street near downtown Richmond, when an apartment complex caught fire Friday afternoon.
Firefighters were able to get the blaze at 310 N. Adams St. under control shortly before 4:00 p.m. Flames were seen on the top floor of the 4-story building. Parts of Broad and Adams streets are shut down through rush hour as crews continue to work at the scene.
No one was injured. However, residents were forced to evacuate.