Tossed cigarette starts fire outside Library of Virginia

Tossed cigarette starts fire outside Library of Virginia
(Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A tossed cigarette caught leaves on fire outside the Library of Virginia Tuesday afternoon, fire officials say.

Officials said people inside the building smelled smoke but the fire did not cause any damage to the building. Everyone was evacuated safely.

Fire officials are reminding everyone that they must be careful when tossing cigarettes out, especially during this time of year.

Crews were called to the scene around 3:30 p.m.

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