Fire contained at landfill

Published 8:23 pm Friday, April 13, 2018

Firefighters worked to contain a fire at the John C. Holland Enterprises Landfill on Friday evening.

The fire was first reported at 6:42 p.m., when a citizen called 911 to report smoke in the area of the 4800 block of Nansemond Parkway, according to a city press release. The first units arrived on scene seven minutes later.

Upon arrival, firefighters found several large piles on fire in close proximity to one another, the press release stated. The debris included tires, creosote timbers and general debris.


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There were no injuries, the release stated. No residences were threatened, and the fire was contained by 8:15 p.m.

No roadway closures were needed during the incident.

The Chesapeake Fire Department, Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department and Driver Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene along with Suffolk Fire & Rescue.