HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Fire officials are investigating after smoke led to an evacuation of an annex building at Hampton VA Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.
Oficials with the Hampton VA say the fire was already put out before firefighters arrived just after 4:40 p.m. at 100 Emancipation Drive, but smoke was coming from the building’s roofing material.
The smoke went into the annex of the hospital and 29 patients from Mental Health Unit had to be evacuated. None of the patients were injured, but two staff members were treated.
The fire started during construction work that was taking place on the roof, according to officials, but they haven’t released the exact cause.
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