York. Co Fire and Life Safety crews respond to fire at Yorktown pool business

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 14:11:08-04

YORK Co., Va. - The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety is on the scene of a fire at a local pool business.

The fire is at Best Pools, located off of George Washington Highway in Yorktown. Pictures and video from the scene show heavy smoke coming from the structure.

According to Chief Steve Kopczynski, the fire was called in just after 11 a.m. by an ambulance returning to a local hospital. Arriving crews reported heavy fire coming from the building.

Due to the hazardous conditions potentially caused by the business's pool chemicals, the adjacent businesses were evacuated, and crews are checking on residents in the neighboring subdivision.

Kopczynski said that hazmat crews are on scene monitoring air quality in the vicinity. The fire is currently under control, however crews continue to address hot spots and are continuously monitoring air conditions.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Some of the adjacent businesses and residences were evacuated as a precaution, fire officials said.

According to the department, one lane of Route 17 South is open while crews work to extinguish the fire.