Fire destroys Wilroy business
Published 9:01 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded Wednesday morning to a commercial structure fire in the 1000 block of Wilroy Road.
Emergency Communications received a call at 5:59 a.m. advising of the fire at Bachand Woodworking Corporation. The first units arrived at 6:05 a.m., according to a city press release.
Battalion Chief William Kessinger advised upon arrival they found the large woodworking shop fully involved, requiring a strong defensive attack. The facility was declared a total loss, according to the release. There were no injuries.
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Responding units included Engines 1, 2 and 3, Ladders 3 and 6, Battalions 1, 2 and 3, Rescue 1, EMS-1, and Medic 1A. Due to the large response, Engine 4 moved to Station 1 to backfill in case needed.
The Suffolk Police Department is providing traffic control at the scene and Wilroy Road is currently shut down between Constance Road and Suburban Drive, with traffic being detoured to Portsmouth Boulevard at Constance Road and across to Suburban Drive. Public Works crews are in the process of setting up detour signs, as they are anticipating a several hour closure.
The fire was called under control at 6:58 a.m. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.