Conveyor belt causes fire at Perdue Farms

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-14 15:39:35-04

A conveyor belt is to blame for a 2-alarm fire at Perdue Farms in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake early Saturday morning.

According to Chesapeake fire department spokesman Captain Scott Saunders, crews were dispatch at 5:28am to Perdue Farms in the 500 block of Barnes Rd.

A 170ft conveyor belt that carries dry goods to the top of storage silos caught fire.

The fire was called under control at 8:15am and there were no injuries.