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Lawyer keeps working through explosion, fire

It took a power outage and mandatory evacuation to get Andrew McRoberts out of his office last week, according to an account he posts on his blog.

McRoberts’ firm, Richmond’s Sands Anderson, was one of the offices affected when a power transformer exploded in a vault under the sidewalk at 12th and Main last Thursday. The blast sent flames and black smoke pouring from a grate in the busy downtown office district.

McRoberts says he felt the blast and saw the light flicker, but kept at his tasks until the lights went out for good and everyone had to leave.

McRoberts notes walking down stairs from the 23rd floor is not for the faint of heart.

His full account is here.

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