UR science center evacuated due to fire

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The University of Richmond’s Gottwald Science Center was evacuated due to a fire Wednesday evening. There were no reported injuries.

Lt. Chris Armstrong with Richmond Fire says crews were called to the building located at 35 Westhampton Way at 6:22 p.m. When they arrived, they found a chemical fire on the third floor of the building.

The fire was marked control at 7:17. Officials have not determined a cause.

A HAZMAT team also responded to the scene.

No other details have been released at this time.

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