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Suffolk Fire and Rescue battle commercial fire at warehouse building

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 19:18:47-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire and Rescue are currently investigating a three alarm commercial fire that broke out Friday morning.

Crews were dispatched to the fire at the Mar-Ja Incorporated owned building on Moore Ave. at 5:26 a.m. Upon arrival at 5:32 a.m. , Battalion 1 found heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof.

As units arrived they found that other warehouses were catching fire and a 500 gallon propane tank was exposed by the fire. At this time, a second alarm was requested due to the size of the building and amount of fire involved.

Crews worked simultaneously to attack the fire from inside as well as above.

The fire was marked under control at 7:41 a.m.

There have been no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians. There is no major damage to other buildings as well.

Authorities say crews are still on scene and a third alarm has been called. Crews are being rotated due to the heat, humidity, and long work cycles of firefighters.

Chesapeake Fire Department and Isle of Wright County are assisting Suffolk Fire and Rescue.

The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate the origin and cause of the fire with the Regional Investigation Response Team assistance from Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and the ATF on scene. Due to the extreme heat conditions, crews from Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News remain readily available with investigative relief crews on standby.