Officials: Underground electrical line catches fire in VB

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A Virginia Beach housing complex was evacuated Thursday after officials say an underground electrical line caught fire.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department said in a Facebook post that a line at Seagate Colony off Shore Drive that was cut had caught fire around 8:25 a.m.

Residents were evacuated as a precaution because smoke entering building — and there was a possibility of nearby transformers being compromised.

Officials said Dominion Energy responded to the scene and secured power to the line. The scene was cleared two hours later.

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