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Posted on: January 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] High Street Fire Update



Contact Folakemi Osoba 804-481-1793 

OR Stephanie Harris 804-586-8987 



High Street Fire - Update (2)

(Petersburg, Virginia) - The High Street fire has been completely contained with the help of mutual aid from the surrounding jurisdictions of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Ft. Lee, Prince George, Dinwiddie, and Richmond. 

As this time, the cause of the fire is unknown and there are no reported injuries or casualties. Dominion Energy has commenced work to restore power to Cross Street, however, due to downed power lines and limited street access, updates are pending for power restoration in other areas.  

There will be no access to the High Street site for a minimum of 48 hours. Tenants should plan for an extended 72 hours. 

Red Cross Virginia is still working will residents to provide relocation assistance and other services. Any displaced residents can reach the Red Cross at 804-481-5521.  

Anyone needing further assistance can also call the Non-Emergency line at 804-732-4222.  

For more information on City Services and schedules, visit  



Contact: Folakemi O. Osoba 804-481-1793
Stephanie B. Harris, 804-586-8987

High Street Fire Update (1)

(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.


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