Firefighters extinguish blaze on Suburban Drive

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, December 29, 2016

Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel extinguished a fire at a Suburban Drive business Thursday morning.

The scrap metal fire was reported in the 200 block of Suburban Drive at Suffolk Recycling at 8:39 a.m., according to a city press release.

Battalion Chief David Harrell said the first unit arrived on scene at 8:47 a.m., according to the release. Heavy black smoke and flames were showing from the exterior crushing operation involving scrap cars.

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No structures were involved, and there were no injuries, according to the release. The fire was marked under control at 9:31 a.m. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

Suffolk Police Department assisted with traffic control, and a portion of the roadway was closed during the incident.