Fire at Norfolk peanut business

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Crews with the Norfolk Fire Department are working a fire at Old Dominion Peanut Corp., located in the 200 block of West 24th Street, according to Battalion Chief Julian Williamson.

The fire was called in around 4 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they reported heavy smoke coming from the roof. Williamson said an employee pulled the alarm, and everyone was able to get out of the building.

Williamson said the responding firefighter companies are rotating to help keep the crews hydrated.

The 2400 block of Omohundro Avenue is blocked off, as well as the 200 block of West 25th Street. So far, no injuries have been reported.

No further information has been released.

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