UPDATE: Two People Rescued From Second Story During Fire

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 7/08 7:49 pm
Investigators said a man and woman had to be rescued from a second floor apartment in a building in an historic district in downtown Richmond that caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

The two people were trapped by smoke and flames, but were able to call 9-1-1 and describe where they were in the apartment.

Emergency dispatchers relayed the pair's location to firefighters on the scene who were able to rescue the two, according to fire officials.  

They were taken to the hospital to be checked-out, according to investigators.

The call of heavy smoke and flames came in around 3:00 p.m., according to investigators.

Investigators said they believed the fire began on a deck on the second floor in the back of the building on Main Street.

The ground floor of the building housed a Mexican restaurant with above floors made up of apartments, according to fire officials.

Main Street was closed while fire crews cleaned up after putting the fire out.

The street was reopened by 6:00 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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