VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A mechanical failure is being blamed on a fire at a Virginia Beach business early Friday morning.
Battalion Chief Tim Riley with the Virginia Beach Fire Department told WAVY.com the fire came in around 3 a.m. at Bike Beat located in the 1600 block of Laskin Road in the Hilltop area. An air compressor caught fire in a utility room.
Sprinklers turned on, keeping the fire contained to the utility room until fire crews could arrive on scene.
Bike Beat sustained smoke damage and electrical service was disconnected.
A record breaking day at The Ted -- the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs basketball game was the backdrop for Education Day, which set an attendance record of 8,086 Wednesday morning.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.