Officials estimate nearly $4M in damages from protest fires in Richmond

Officials estimate nearly $4M in damages from protest fires in Richmond
Nearly 200-300 protesters made their way from Monroe Park to Richmond Police Headquarters Saturday, July 25, where an unlawful assembly was declared. (Source: Hannah Eason, The Commonwealth Times)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Fires caused nearly $4 million in estimated damages over the first 18 days of protests this summer in Richmond, according to an analysis by city emergency officials.

The Richmond Fire & EMS analysis provided to the Times-Dispatch found that Richmond fire crews responded to 48 fires between May 29 and June 15 that resulted in at least $3.9 million in estimated losses. The figure doesn’t account for anything ruined inside the structures.

The headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy sustained the greatest structural damage at $1.25 million, according to fire department estimates.

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