Discarded cigarettes likely behind car dealership fire, officials say

Discarded cigarettes likely behind car dealership fire, officials say


(STEPHANIE) FIREFIGHTERS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT SPARKED A BLAZE AT MY CAR USED CAR DEALERSHIP IN VIRGINIA BEACH. (LAURA) THEY WERE CALLED TO THE BUISNESS ON SOUTH MILITARY HIGHWAY AROUND 12-30. WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS RACED OUT OF THE BUILDING INTO BLACK BILLOWING SMOKE. ANDY FOX WAS THERE AND JOINS US LIVE. ANDY – (ANDY) THE OPERATORS ARE STILL INSIDE. THE FIRE VERY DISRUPTIVE AND VERY COSTLY. A DAY PEOPLE HERE WON’T FORGET (B ROLL WITH 2 PICTURES FIRST ONE OVER JOHN ) JOHN STAKES 32 32:26) (COVER WITH PICTURE # 1 “”HE TOLD ME TO GET OUT SMOKE WAS GOING CRAZY (BRING UP JOHN) WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO BURN UP THERE FOR A MINUTE EVERYONE WAS RUNNING OUT OF THERE)0 RUNS: 10 THAT WAS AROUND 12:30. MICHAEL HIBBON YELLING FOR PEOPLE TO GET OUT (31:39 32)4PM 5PM MICHAEL HIBBON ((WE JUST CAME OUTSIDE LOOKED AROUND THE CORNER I SAW A SMALL FIRE IT WENT UP QUICK I HEARD SOME POPPING WE GOT OUT OF THE BULDING AND CALLED 9-1-1 GETTING BAD FAST SO I RAN IN THERE TOLD EVERYONE TO GET OUT CALLED 911 (46 36:43) ANDY FOX 36:17 ARE THE BIG PILE OF TIRES AND THE FIRE RACED UPSIDE THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING)) RUNS: 11 CAUSE OF FIRE UNDETERMINED, BUT OF CIGARETTE BUTTS FOUND IN THE AREA WHERE THE TIRES WERE BURNING. IT WAS A CHAOTIC YOUNG LADY A CAR AND THEN EVERYONE STARTED YELLING GET OUT GET OUT GET OUT THERE’S SMOKE)) RUNS: 07 (21 BURNED SIDE OF BUILDING ) (20 UNDER MUTUAL AID CHESAPEAKE CHESAPEAKE AND VIRGINIA BEACH LED TO CHESAPEAKE ENGINE 3 SHOWING UP FIRST AT THIS VIRGINIA BEACH FIRE BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSEST. THAT ENSURED LESS DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. AND TOWER CAM 10 COULD SEE THE FIRE FROM MILES AWAY- (ANDY)

About the Author: Michael Flood

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *