Police patrol cars, ambulances and fire trucks converged in front of a house near the Sacred Heart Cathedral this afternoon to respond to an emergency fire situation.
The residence where the fire emergency took place was 20 N. Laurel St.
VCU PD patrol cars blocked off N. Laurel St. from Floyd Ave. and W. Franklin St. in order for the Richmond Fire Department to extinguish the fire and stabilize the situation.
Lieutenant Christopher Armstrong, the public information officer for the Richmond Fire Department said no one in the residence was injured as nobody was home during the time of the fire.
As of press time, the fire was extinguished and the situation was stabilized. VCU Alert posted an alert on their homepage, however, students did not receive a text message or an email from VCU Alert regarding the situation. According to Corey Buyers, the public information officer for the VCU PD, no text message and email was sent out because there was no immediate danger to members of the VCU community and the location where the fire emergency took place was not VCU property.