Two acetylene gas bottles catch fire in Norfolk

Gas Bottle Fire Norfolk - 1

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters responded to a building in Norfolk Wednesday afternoon after two gas bottles caught fire, officials say. 

Norfolk Fire-Rescue said in a tweet that two acetylene gas bottles caught fire on Front Street, near the Bea Arthur Dog Park. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene around 12:45 p.m.

Officials said there was no damage to the building, aside from some scorching. A photo fire-rescue posted to Twitter showed firefighters working to cool one of the bottles.

Officials said the bottles will need to vent for a while.

It was not immediately clear what caused the bottles to catch fire.

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