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Posted on: January 16, 2018

High Street Fire Update

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High Street Fire - Update (4) 


(Petersburg, Virginia) -  Petersburg Public Safety Officials announced that 56 of the 73 affected families were able to return to their homes yesterday evening. The cause of the fire is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing. There are no reported injuries or casualties.

Dominion Energy successfully restored power to the entire High Street area.  Water service has also been restored. 

With the support and dedication from our partners in Dinwiddie, Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, Ft. Lee, Hopewell, Prince George, and Richmond, the fire was contained quickly – preventing further damage. 

The City extends its gratitude to many local partners who supported residents and first responders including:   Oak Street AME Church, Gillfield Baptist Church, and Zion Baptist Church for securing hotel rooms for families displaced by the fire and Mo's Eat.Drink, Petersburg Provisions, Maria's Old Town 21, Kiwanis Breakfast Club, and Liaison, all of whom provided food.

The City would also like to express its appreciation to Red Cross Virginia for coordinating relief efforts for the families. For any individuals still in need of assistance, Red Cross can be reached at 804-481-5521.

The following streets will remain closed 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.




High Street Fire - Update (3)


(Petersburg, Virginia) -  At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown  and investigations are underway. There are no reported injuries or casualties. Dominion Energy  is continuously working to restore power to High Street. Power is expected to be restored soon, however,  there is no  definitive time for complete restoration.  

Access remains limited to the High Street site; however, residents of 420 High Street  only can return to retrieve small items. Petersburg Police will be on site at 420 High Street from 11am – 4pm on January 17, 18 and 19 to assist residents. Proper identification is required.  

Red Cross Virginia is  also still working with  affected residents and can be reached  at 804-481-5521.  

At this time, it is requested that donations are not brought to the High Street site or the Petersburg Transit Station.  

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


 

 

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 with 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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Folakemi O. Osoba fosoba@petersburg-va.org 804-481-1793
Stephanie B. Harris, sharris@petersburg-va.org 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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