Fire lights up Va. seafood warehouse, fishing boat

Hampton, Va., firefighters battled blazes at a seafood packaging warehouse and commercial fishing boat in the 100 block of King Street in downtown Sunday morning. Two people suffered minor injuries as a result of the blaze, and the warehouse was heavily damaged, according to a fire official.

Fire crews responded to a fire alarm at the Amory Seafood warehouse around 8:20 a.m. and received several calls reporting a large fire soon after.

Division spokesman Anthony Chittum said arriving crews saw heavy smoke and called in the blaze as a second-alarm fire, bringing out most of the division’s firefighters.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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