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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Folakemi O. Osoba firstname.lastname@example.org 804-481-1793Stephanie B. Harris, email@example.com 804-586-8987
(Petersburg, Virginia) — January 16, 2018 Petersburg Fire Department responded to a fire at the High Street Lofts at 5:15AM. With the help of mutual aid from the surrounding jurisdictions of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Ft. Lee, and Prince George, crews are still working to contain the fire. Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA) was notified and increased the water flow to the City. The water service to this area will be affected until the fire has been completely contained. A warming shelter is being provided by the Red Cross at the Petersburg Area Transit Station. The City will provide further updates as they are available. If residents have immediate questions, they may call the non-emergency number at 804-732-4222.
The following streets are closed at this time until further notice:• N. Market St. between W. Tabb and Low St.• W. Bank St. between N. Sycamore and N. Market St.• Lafayette St. between W. Washington St. And W. High St.• Hinton St. between Davis St. And Lafayette St.• High St. between Hurt St. And N. Market St.###