2 firefighters injured during two-alarm fire in Suffolk

(Photo courtesy of Suffolk Fire and Rescue)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Firefighters responded to a two-alarm warehouse fire in the 160 block of County Street, early Sunday morning.

According to fire officials, the emergency call came in at 11:45 a.m. Firefighters arrived to the Nuts for Wildlife processing facility and found a large amount of smoke coming from the building.

The fire was called under control at 3:38 p.m., but crews did not clear the scene until 7:53 p.m. after being required to remove bags of burned peanut skins. The cities of Chesapeake and Smithfield also provided assistance.

The fire was initial investigation determined that the fire involved peanut hull byproducts. The damage to the building was contained to the roof of the facility.

Two firefighters were injured and transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Suffolk Police closed County Street at E. Washington Street and Polk Street while firefighters fought the blaze.

The Fire Marshal’s Office will continue the investigation.

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