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Richlands home gutted by flames

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A fire broke out at a home on Kentucky Ave. in Richlands on Tuesday night A fire broke out at a home on Kentucky Ave. in Richlands on Tuesday night

UPDATE:

Investigators with the Richlands Police Department say the home was unoccupied when the fire started.

They also say it is too early to call it arson or say it is suspicious.

Neighbors say police officers asked them Wednesday, if they saw anything suspicious Tuesday night.

Some people say they are concerned about the fire, because no one was living in the home.

"It doesn't make you feel too good.  I hope if it's arson, they catch them.  They need to be caught.  It can be dangerous," said Betty Boyd, who lives near the home that caught on fire.

Investigators in Richlands say they do not have a history of suspicious fires at vacant homes or arsons in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Richlands Police Department at (276) 964-9134.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A fire broke out at a home in Richlands on Tuesday night.

Investigator Paul Little with the Richlands Police Department said the fire happened at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  A home on Kentucky Ave. caught fire.  Crews from the Richlands Fire and Rescue and Richlands Police Department were on the scene.

Officials said that there were no injuries reported in the fire.  Crews were able to get the blaze under control by 9 p.m. and cleared the scene about 10:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.