Fire damages house used for food bank storage

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A house used for storage for a church’s food bank was damaged in an early morning fire on Wednesday.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded to the fire in the 600 block of Mulberry Street in downtown Suffolk, according to a city press release. The fire was reported at 5:51 a.m., and the first units arrived on scene three minutes later.

Crews found heavy fire showing from the exterior utility room of the one-story residence, with fire extending to the attic. The house is used for storage by the East End Baptist Church food bank, the city press release stated; however, the area where food donations are stored was not affected.


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There were no injuries, and the fire was called under control at 6:23 a.m. The Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause.