RFD clears building on East Franklin after gas meter compromised

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — According to Lt. Armstrong of the Richmond Fire Department, crews responded to an incident Sunday night in which a dumpster fire led to the compromise of a nearby building’s gas meter.

The incident occurred at the intersection of East Franklin Street and North 17th Street.

At around 8:10 p.m., crews responded to the dumpster fire. Shortly thereafter the crews put out the fire, only to realize that a nearby gas meter had been compromised by the blaze.

Crews worked to evacuate the building while others worked to cut the gas off.

By 8:50 p.m. the situation had been marked under control. A few crew members remained at that time but cleared out shortly thereafter.

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