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Assisted living center evacuated as smoke filled the building

Posted at 7:04 AM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-13 07:04:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A dryer malfunction prompted the overnight evacuation at an assisted living center near Carytown in Richmond. Residents at The Parkwood, on the 3000 block of Parkwood Avenue, were evacuated at about 3:30 a.m. as smoke filled parts of the building.

When Richmond fire crews responded to the center, they discovered the smoke came from a laundry room. Fire investigators, who were called to the center as a precaution, did not find anything suspicious.

Center residents were allowed back into The Parkwood at about 5:30 a.m.