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Richmond Police Officers Rescue Child in Fire, Rioters Blocked Firefighters

Child inside home set on fire by rioters

(Richmond Fire Department)

FirefighterNation Staff

RICHMOND, Virginia – WTVR reports that rioters blocked a fire truck from responding to a fire Sunday morning in Richmond.

Richmond Police Chief Will Smith told WTVR, “We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department. Protestors intercepted that fire apparatus several blocks away with vehicles and blocked that fire department’s access to the structure fire. Inside that home was a child.”