Hampton Fire and Rescue respond to building fire

WAVY Photo/Bill Cole

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Bay Disposal and Recycling early Sunday morning.

The fire department got the call just before 7 a.m. about a fire on the 300 block of E Street in Hampton.

Battalion Chief Shawn Lazar says an employee inside the building noticed heavy smoke coming from the loading docks and bay area and called 911.  The employee made it out unharmed.

Crews got the fire under control in about 30 minutes, but the building sustained heavy smoke damage throughout the warehouse.

One firefighter received a heat-related injury and was taken to Sentara Careplex Hospital as a precaution.

Investigators determined the fire was accidental, caused by a welding operation.

WAVY Photo/Bill Cole