Smoke alarms installed after storage unit fire sparks in Newport News

NN Bridgewater Fire

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Fire crews installed smoke alarms for an apartment after an attached storage unit caught fire Tuesday afternoon in the Lee Hall section of the city. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the apartment complex in the 300 block of Bridgewater Road at 3:19 p.m. 

Fire Chief Wesley Rogers says the fire started in the storage unit, which extended to an attached apartment. The area that caught fire was boarded up so the renter didn’t have to be displaced. 

The fire was extinguished around 3:45 p.m. 

No one was hurt during this incident. 

Once investigators determined the unit did not have any working smoke alarms installed, they installed smoke detectors for the renter.

Fire officials are investigating the cause. 

Stay with for updates. 

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