Thrift store catches fire in Portsmouth

Posted at 7:17 AM, Feb 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-15 07:17:39-05

Portsmouth, Va. – Crews are working to find the cause of a business fire that happened early Friday morning in Portsmouth.

The call came in at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013. Heavy smoke was seen coming from P-Town Thrift, located at 3935 Turnpike Road.

Crews arrived on scene to find a small fire, and were able to extinguish it quickly, officials say. The store sprinkler system was activated. Crews say the store owner attempted to use a garden hose to put out the fire, but was overwhelmed. The store owner was not injured.

Because of a concrete wall, the fire did not spread to a neighboring business.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Watch NewsChannel 3 at Noon for details.