THREE ALARM COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE ON MOORE AVENUE IN SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
SUFFOLK, Virginia (July 22, 2022): Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 300 Block of Moore
Ave., in the Moore Ave. Industrial Area, for a three-alarm commercial warehouse structure fire.
Emergency Communications dispatched the incident at 5:26 a.m.
Battalion 1 arrived at 5:32 a.m. to find heavy fire and smoke showing from the roof of a 300’ x
400’ commercial warehouse. Upon investigation, arriving units found warehouses on both sides
of the warehouse involved in fire that were catching fire and a 500-gallon propane tank also
exposed by the large fire. Battalion 1 requested a second alarm due to the size of the building
and the amount of fire involvement. While crews attacked the fire from the interior of the
exposure warehouses, ladder crews worked the fire from above. The warehouse was
unoccupied at the time of the fire. There are no injuries reported by firefighters or civilians.
Due to the heat and humidity, and the long work cycles of firefighters, crew rotation and
rehabilitation is being performed. Over 50 firefighters are on the scene and Chesapeake Ladder
10 responded as well. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.
The fire is contained to the warehouse of origin but at this time, the fire us not under control.
Suffolk Police provided traffic control. Three-alarms was ultimately requested and responded.
MAR-JA Incorporated is the owner of the warehouse and is working with the Fire Department in
providing information regarding the contents inside the building.
The City of Chesapeake Fire Department and Isle of Wright County are providing backfills to
open Suffolk Fire & Rescue Fire Stations.
Responding units included Car 1, Car 2, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Battalion 3, Engine 1, Engine
2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 6, Engine 7, Engine 9, Engine 10, Ladder 3, Ladder 6, Ladder
11, Chesapeake Ladder 10, Rescue 1, Medic 1, EMS1, Safety 1, Rehab 6, Fire Marshal 1, and
Credit: Suffolk Fire-Rescue