Surry warehouse fire under control

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 10:06:23-05

Surry County, Va. - Firefighters battled a huge fire at a warehouse at Edwards Smokehouse on Rolfe Highway on Tuesday.

The media learned the fire was under control at about 9 p.m., but no fire or EMS officials were able to provide more information.

The building was fully engulfed by the fire with smoke showing, according to Emergency Services Coordinator Tamara Arthur.

Fire agencies from Claremont, Dendron and Surry County worked the fire. Isle of Wight and Sussex Fire Departments assisted the crews.

Crews have cleared the building and say no one was inside. No firefighters have been hurt.

Reports of explosions were heard after the fire started, but an employee tells NewsChannel 3 it may have just been from the crackling of electrical wires.

The call about the fire came in at 12:39 p.m. on Tuesday.

Crews brought in water from a nearby creek. With the below freezing temperatures, some hydrants were freezing.