Fire in mobile unit at EFES extinguished

Published 9:09 am Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Firefighters extinguished a fire in a mobile unit at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School early Saturday morning.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of the fire at the school at 2316 William Reid Drive, according to a city press release. The fire was reported at 6:34 a.m.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a mobile classroom adjacent to the school building. The fire was marked under control at 7:17 a.m., and no injuries were reported. The mobile unit suffered heavy smoke and fire damage and is likely a total loss, the press release stated.

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Responding units included Fire Marshal 1, Fire Marshal 2, Battalion 1, Engine 1, EMS 1, Rescue 1, Engine 6, Safety 1, and Medic 6.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.