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Officials to assess fire at elementary school in Richmond

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (AP) – The Richmond Fire Investigations Unit are working to determine the cause and origin of a fire that engulfed William Fox Elementary School in Richmond.

The Richmond Fire Department said in a post on Twitter that crews responded to a report of a building fire at about 10.35pm on Friday. Officers arrived and encountered heavy smoke from the top floor of the school above the main entrance.

No injuries were reported. The fire was under control at 2.44am yesterday, authorities said.

“I’m heartbroken to share that Fox ES is on fire. I’m on site with Principal Jacobs. RFD is doing their best to contain it. I’ll share more information once I have it,” Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras said on Twitter.

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