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Fire rekindles at destroyed Chesapeake IHOP

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 14:12:25-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake firefighters are responding to a rekindled fire at the IHOP on Taylor Road, across from Chesapeake Square Mall.

The call came in to dispatchers at 12:23 p.m. and units arrived on scene at 12:30 p.m. to find smoke and flames coming from the building.

The fire is under control but units are on scene working to put the fire completely out. The condition of the building is making fire suppression efforts difficult, according to Chesapeake Fire Department spokesman Lt. Anthony Barakat.

An overnight fire destroyed the restaurant early Monday morning.  Fire officials said the call reporting the fire came in around 2:30 a.m. Monday. When crews arrived at the scene, they found flames coming through the roof.  The fire quickly spread through the business and forced firefighters to stay outside the building to battle the blaze.

Crews are still working to figure out what caused the first fire.

There are no reported injuries.