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Providence MS students briefly evacuated after smoke fills auditorium

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Providence Middle School students were briefly evacuated when witnesses say smoke began billowing into the school's auditorium.

Students were rehearsing for a play when they noticed heavy smoke coming from a vent. The fire alarm was pulled and several Chesterfield Fire units arrived on-scene.

Students were evacuated briefly while crews investigated. They found the smoke was coming from a HVAC unit on the roof due to a mechanical issue, according to fire officials.

Chesterfield fire declared the situation under control around 3:30 p.m. No one was injured.

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