VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Investigators have determined a fire at a Virginia Beach lumber company began in a sawdust container and was accidental.
The fire at Premier Millwork & Lumber Company in the 500 block of Viking Drive broke out just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Sparks were everywhere, and then the whole side of the warehouse went up in a matter of seconds," Premier Millwork and Lumber Co. employee Jamison Montgomery said.
Several units were called to assist, according to fire spokeswoman Amy Valdez. She added that the fire was coming from the rear of the structure, in a large sawdust containment area.
There are no injuries reported. The physical cause of the fire has not been determined, but Valdez said it was accidental.
Firefighters also kept hydrated Tuesday during the hottest day of the year so far.
"We had rehabs set up for our fire crews, and we rotated through rehab," Valdez said. "They getting plenty of water and plenty of breaks."
The scene was cleared just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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