Peanut processing plant catches fire in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -  Birdsong Peanuts processing plant on Factory Street in Suffolk caught fire Monday morning.

According to a news release from the Suffolk Fire Department, crews were called to the 300 block of Factory Street around 5:10 a.m. after receiving reports of a fire at Birdsong Peanuts.

When crews arrived there were no visible signs of smoke or fire from the outside, but after a physical inspection of the property, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire on the 7th floor of the facility.

Crews used ladder trucks and the help of a sprinkler system to extinguish the fire.

Seven employees were evacuated from the building and no one was injured.

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