Warehouse fire affects several Portsmouth businesses

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Multiple businesses in the Port Norfolk area were affected by a fire at an old warehouse Tuesday night.

Fire crews were called the warehouse in the 800 block of Douglas Avenue around 8:45 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Hoffler with the Portsmouth Fire Department.

He said firefighters had to use search rope to find the fire because there was such poor visibility inside the building. A sprinkler system helped to keep the flames in check until the fire was controlled.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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