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!
Acme Grocery (via chataqua.org/fire/)
Acme Grocery (circa 2004)