U.Va. Fireplaces Back In Service, Chimneys Fixed

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fireplaces are back in service in the University of Virginia's historic Lawn and Range rooms.

Vice president for management and budget Colette Sheehy says repairs to the Lawn and Range chimneys have been completed. Sprinklers also have been installed in the rooms.

The university banned using the fireplaces after inspectors found cracks in flue linings and chimneys last year.

The Daily Progress reports that Sheehy provided details of the repair project Wednesday to the Board of Visitors' Buildings and Grounds Committee.

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