Firefighter hospitalized after putting out flames at Chesapeake waste management company

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-27 17:26:51-04

UPDATE: Northbound Dominion Blvd is now open to traffic but the exits at Dominion Lakes Blvd remain closed.  Northbound traffic will share the Dominion Lakes overpass with southbound traffic.  Motorists are advised to use caution through the temporary traffic configuration.

Chesapeake, Va. – A firefighter had to be taken to the hospital after a fire broke out inside of a Chesapeake waste management company.

The fire occurred in the 400 block of Dominion Boulevard North.

Fire crews were called out to Clearfield MMG about a fire inside of the building.

They arrived minutes later and found a mulch product burning inside.

They were able to get the fire under control a little after noon.

Officials say the fire was caused by an excessive amount of lime that was introduced into the solidification process. The mulch is used to solidify liquid waste.