Man Dies in Richmond Apartment Fire

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    A man was found dead in a fire that burned in the front doorway of his Richmond apartment Wednesday evening, police and fire officials said.

    The fire was reported at a three-unit apartment building at 425 S. 23rd St. at 5:31 p.m., fire Battalion Chief Manly Moulton said.

    The man, who has not been identified but is believed to be in his late 40s, was found badly burned just inside the front door of the second-floor apartment when firefighters arrived.

    The fire was quickly put out and contained to the area near the front door and caused only minimal damage to the rest of the apartment and no damage to the other two units, Moulton said.

    However, the man succumbed to his injuries. He was the sole resident of the burned apartment, Moulton said.

    Fire and police investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, and it appears that it may be an electrical fire, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

    She said while the Police Department is investigating the incident as an unexplained death, so far it doesn't appear to be suspicious.

    None of the other residents of the building were displaced, Moulton said.