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.