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    I get out of my Math Lab about an hour ago to see a HUGE cloud of smoke coming from W. Broad st. I go down there to find that the student housing they were building had burst into flames! Now it's jumped across W. Broad and a bunch of buildings across the street are on fire. It's still spreading at the moment, though it's moving away from me and the current dorms. It's still scary though, since it seems to be getting bigger and it's about 2 blocks down from me. The VCU Arts building got damaged, but I'm hearing conflicting reports about whether or not it's actually on fire.

    Well, this is certainly an exciting day....
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    Good grief! Well, thankfully you're safe....Any ideas what caused it, or is it still WAY too early?
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    Wink

    This is too scary. Is this near Suzanne? Does anyone know if she's safe?
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    Ee Gad! You're right Lavender! I think Suzanne is on the North side of the river (if I remember her other post right)...where are you, Cynic? North or south side?
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    I just found this news story

    (Richmond-AP) -- A fire in Richmond is spreading over at least two blocks to other buildings. The fire has spread to several buildings in the area, with smoke and burning debris spread out over several blocks in the area of the VCU academic campus. The fires and smoke have blocked traffic in the area, as winds blow the debris northward toward Interstate 95 in the city.
    The fire started in a four-story apartment building under construction near a parking garage and university bookstore and the Siegel Center, V-C-U's main sports arena. Richmond Fire Lieutenant Keith Vida says too early to know the cause of the fire, though explosion sounds were reported.

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    wow! looks scary!
    here is a current newspaper story:

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet....4519149

    be sure to check the slideshow!

    if that long link doesent work, just go to http://www.timesdispatch.com

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    wow scary!! I hope nobody is hurt!!
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    I've been out walking all day, and man am I tired!

    Suzanne is out in the burbs, she should be more than okay. And the fire never came anywhere near the freshmen dorms, so I'm fine, but they had us close all of our windows for fear of sparks starting a new fire. The wind have been enough today to spread embers over a large area, even sparking a fire in a distant plant near I-95.There were no injuries, just a firefighter and a VCU security guard with smoke inhalation. They have it all under control now, but the local channels have been going nuts!
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