Firefighters respond to bathroom fire

Published 10:07 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Several Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded to the Western Tidewater Community Services Board office in the 5200 block of Godwin Boulevard on Tuesday morning after a report of a fire in the bathroom.

The fire was reported at 11:07 a.m., and the first units arrived on scene at 11:14 a.m., according to a city press release. The fire was confined to a restroom stall, but the facility was evacuated for about an hour as firefighters brought in fans to assist in getting the smoke out of the facility. About 80 people were evacuated, the press release stated.

There were no injuries. The Fire Marshal’s Office is handling the investigation.

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