Overheating dryer leads to evacuation at treatment center

Posted by Colby Rogers - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Investigators have pinpointed an overheating dryer as the cause of an evacuation at a VCU treatment center Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to 515 N. 10th St. in downtown Richmond around 6:30 a.m. They arrived to find smoke in an elevator shaft.

About two dozen children and teens who live in the treatment center were evacuated as a precaution.

After an extensive search, crews found the source of the smoke to be a clothes dryer.

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