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Crews respond to fire on roof of Virginia Beach shooting range

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 11, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Fire Department is investigating a fire on the roof of a shooting range.

According to the department, crews were on the scene of a commercial structure fire on Virginia Beach Boulevard. News 3 crews are currently at the scene of the fire located at the Freedom Outdoors shooting center.

Officials say the fire was in the ventilation system at the firing range and it traveled up to the roof.

When units responded they found heavy black smoke from vents on the roof.

The fire was upgraded to a second alarm. Crews were on the interior and on the roof working to extinguish the fire.

The fire has now been extinguished but crews are still on the scene.

According to officials, everyone evacuated and there were no reported injuries. Nine staff members at the academy were evaluated but no one was transported.

News 3 is working to learn more.