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NEW: Video shows roaring strip mall fire, cause under investigation
Nearly five dozen firefighters battled a stubborn blaze at a retail complex on Voyageur Way Saturday morning that took more than 14 hours to subdue.
A 911 call came in at 6:35 a.m. Saturday at the two-storey 12-unit complex, west of Bridgeport and No. 5 roads.
Richmond Fire-Rescue's Brian Coombs said about five minutes after firefighters arrived, a second alarm was sent out for more assistance, and a total of 56 firefighters were needed.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined, he said. There were no injuries.
The fire was contained to three units, destroyed two walls and burned through the roof.
Damage is estimated at in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to a granite and marble cutting business, and a kitchenware firm.
The fact that the fire took 14 hours and 49 minutes to extinguish will make it challenging for investigators to determine its cause, Coombs said.