RICHMOND -- One person was hospitalized but is expected to recover after a fire in a Richmond home early Tuesday morning, a Richmond Fire battalion chief said.
The exterior of the home and the interior of the walls were damaged in the one-alarm fire, which started about 2:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of Terilynn Avenue, Battalion Chief Manly Moulton said.
The lone occupant of the house was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital, Moulton said. No other injuries were reported, and crews had the fire under control within 30 minutes, Moulton said.
A preliminary investigation revealed the fire was caused by ashes in a fireplace, Moulton said.
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