RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Three cars, burned up today in a downtown Richmond parking garage, and it was a traffic nightmare for drivers in the area. Investigators are still looking into how the fire started just after 1:00 p.m. Thursday at 12th and Marshall near VCU's Critical Care Center. Several streets are now re-opened after police re-routed traffic for more than an hour.
This afternoon, riding on four-wheels only slowed you down. A fire in a parking garage forced driver Pete Megariotis and his daughter to circle the hospital for an hour.
"If you can believe it or not, I told her to walk. She's going to go faster," he said. (What was it like, did the streets look like this?) Oh no. It was packed. Nobody can go through anywhere."
Police shut down streets surrounding the Critical Care Center which neighbors the parking garage. Inside, on Level 3, a car caught fire. Firefighters say flames jumped onto two other cars.