Blaze under control at Valley Proteins in Emporia

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EMPORIA, Va. (WAVY) — Fire crews from around the Southampton County area battled an early Monday morning at the Valley Proteins plant in Emporia.

The 911 call came in around 3:45 a.m., with firefighters arriving shortly after. The blaze was still active as of 5:30 a.m., and was marked under control around 7:30 a.m.

There are no reports of injuries at this time, but a photo from Boykins Fire-Rescue shows a major blaze in a building that houses heavy machinery.

The Drewryville Fire Department says units were awaiting foam and hazmat resources. The cause of the fire is unclear at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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