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Fire at the Acme Grocery (UPDATED)

The RTD is reporting a serious fire at the Acme Grocery at Venable and Mosby Streets this morning:

Thirty firefighters were trying to bring the fire under control at 8 a.m., nearly an hour after it was reported at Acme Grocery. A passerby called Richmond authorities about 7:10 a.m. to say there were flames coming from the store, which is located at Venable and Mosby streets on a block of row houses.

UPDATE: Check out photos of the fire from across the street!

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Acme Grocery (via chataqua.org/fire/)

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Acme Grocery (circa 2004)

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Will
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Will

I live across the street and called at 7:11 AM. I woke up, smelling burning. After running around the apartment, I looked out the window to see flames. The place is gutted now. No one was in the building. This is the second fire on this corner in the past few months.

Will
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Thanks, they’re out of my bedroom window. Didn’t think to take pictures until after the fire department arrived.

crd
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Great shots, Will! I think if there was a fire across the street from me, I probably wouldn’t remember to take pics at all, so you were real timely with these!

ann
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…and the really great people whose house is attached to the store are ok. No water or fire damage to the house or its contents, ‘tho they tell me the smell of smoke throughout their home is almost unbearable. They are just now closing the doors and windows because it is too cold to leave them open any more.

Bullwinkle
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Bullwinkle

In the past year there have also been fires in the apt. office across the st. and right around the corner on 22nd. WTF.

deanna
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So glad to see that no one was hurt. Any idea what caused it?

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You can’t beat this…

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Eric S. Huffstutler
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Eric S. Huffstutler

I thought it was up for sale and there was someone interested in reopening it but also see that was 4-years ago.

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