Huge fire engulfs buildings on Mitchell Island in Richmond in 'sporadic explosions' (VIDEO)

Oct 13 2017, 4:00 am

A large fire has broken out in Richmond, causing a plume of smoke on Mitchell Island.

Crews are currently battling the flames, which allegedly broke out just before 8 pm.

The fire has completely engulfed a building and is reportedly causing sporadic explosions.

This area has seen fire before, in January when a metal and scrap recycling plant located at the 13000 block of Mitchell Road was also on fire – and it is likely this is the same spot that is on fire now.

Richmond Fire Rescue has yet to comment on the cause.