Crews battle fire at Suffolk landfill

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jan 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-21 11:15:55-05

Suffolk, Va.

Suffolk, Va. – Fire officials are working to find the cause of an overnight fire at a Suffolk landfill, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

At approximately 2:23 a.m. Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the regional landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive, officials say.

Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a large amount of plastic and aluminum materials, which were being recycled, on fire inside the Bi-Metals Recycling, LLC building.

Heavy equipment was brought in to push the massive amount of burning materials outside of the building so that they could be extinguished. Firefighters contained the fire within an hour and prevented it from burning the actual structure.

There were no injuries reported in the fire.

Police are still investigating to find the cause of the fire.

Watch NewsChannel 3 for updates.