CREWS RESPONDED TO COMMERCIAL FIRE IN DOWNTOWN FACTORY
SUFFOLK,

Virginia (May 21, 2024): Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded May
21, 2024, to commercial fire in the 300 Block of Factory Street.

Emergency Communications was contacted at 9:25 p.m. and fire crews arrived on scene at
9:30 p.m. to find a multi-story factory with a fire in the processing area. Crews worked between
the second and third floor to find and suppress a fire that was involved a conveyor belt and the
duct system. Some fire was also found in the second story roof. The fire was contained to the
duct work and the roof area. No injuries to factory workers or firefighters. The fire was placed
under control at 10:09 p.m.

The fire is under investigation by the Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal’s
Office.

Responding units included Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 3, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4,
Ladder 3, Ladder 6, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Safety 1, EMS 1, FM1, and FM 3.

Credit: Suffolk FR