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Richmond School Evacuated after Gas Detected

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RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond fire officials have evacuated a high school because of a strong gas odor.

Fire officials say the odor was detected Wednesday morning inside Armstrong High School. Firefighters smelled the gas when they arrived and ordered the evacuation.

No injuries have been reported.

The building is being ventilated and firefighters are looking for the source of the gas. Utility crews also have been called in to investigate.