Chesapeake hotel fire causes water damage in multiple rooms

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 20:58:53-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake firefighters responded to a hotel fire Saturday evening that resulted in significant water damage.

Crews responded to the Woodspring Suites at 137 Kempsville Rd in the Greenbrier section of the City at 6:14pm.

The call was initially dispatched as a fire alarm but upgraded to a fire response after reports of a fire on the fourth floor.

When firefighters arrived at the room, the sprinkler system had already extinguished the fire, which was relatively small but enough to activate a sprinkler head.

Firefighters ensured the hotel was evacuated and shut off water to prevent further loss. According to officials, multiple rooms on all four floors have suffered water damage.

Building officials will now assess the damage to determine what areas of the hotel are safe to reoccupy.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.