Crews on scene of massive fire in Petersburg

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PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Crews are battling a massive fire in Petersburg.

Witnesses say the fire sparked early Tuesday morning at a building located on High Street near Lafayette Street. That fire then spread across the street to High Street Lofts.

A resident of High Street Lofts says she woke up around 6 a.m. to an orange sky and chaos, with dogs barking and people screaming. She grabbed a blanket and ran out with her son.

Neighbors say the now partially collapsed building across from the lofts is not a residence.

Multiple fire units are still on the scene working to contain the fire. No injuries have been reported.

The Red Cross Virginia tweeted out that their team is ready to support anyone impacted by the fire.

Stay tuned for updates.