Update on Fire at Sikh-Owned Gas Station

December 1, 2004

Source: Richmond Times Dispatch


On December 1, 2004 Richmond Times Dispatch reported, "a fire that destroyed an Enon gas station is being investigated as a possible hate crime because of graffiti left at the scene, Chesterfield County police officials confirmed yesterday. The fire occurred last Wednesday at the Chevron service station at 2730 E. Hundred Road. No one was injured in the blaze, which took about 90 minutes to bring under control. However, anti-Muslim or anti-Arab graffiti found at the scene has prompted county investigators to consider whether the written remarks were connected to the suspicious fire."