Chesapeake Fire Department respond to large scrapyard fire

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 17:18:07-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Chesapeake Fire Department responded Saturday to a large fire in the South Norfolk area of the city.

According to fire officials, the fire is located in the 4300 block of Buell Street. The address is property of Sims Metal Management. Officials tell us they received a call at 1:15 p.m.

Pictures from the scene show a large pile of vehicles on fire.

"The first units on scene found a very large pile of scrap metal, old cars and so forth that was burning heavy smoke and flames," Lieutenant Robert Warren, Chesapeake Assistant Fire Marshall said. "At that point, they began suppression operations and they’re still actually working on it now."

No fatalities or injuries have been reported, according to Warren.

The fire was marked under control at 6:13 p.m.

The size of the pile was estimated to be 250ft long by 250ft wide and 30ft high.

All units cleared the scene at 11 p.m. There is no additional Fire Department suppression activity going on at the site.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.