Crews battle 2-alarm fire at Norfolk Dollar Tree, woman in custody

Posted at 8:56 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 08:57:44-04

Alexis Carr

NORFOLK, Va. - Crews were working a two-alarm fire in the 7600 block of Granby Street.

Dispatchers say the call came in around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

As crews tended to the fire they said ceiling tiles and other building materials were falling down as the fire intensified.

While the fire was being put under control officials interviewed witnesses at the scene and took a woman into custody.

Alexis Carr has been charged with Arson to an occupied dwelling.

The fire was deemed under control around 10:45 a.m.

Fire officials said one firefighter was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. There were no other reported injuries.

Surrounding businesses were previously evacuated.

On August 10 Carr's case was certified by a grand jury.