Chesterfield business a 'total loss' after fire

Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 05, 2023

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A garage and auto detailing shop was deemed a total loss following a Tuesday morning fire. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were called to battle the large fire, near Midlothian Turnpike and Research Road in Chesterfield County, at about 10:18 a.m.

It took fire crews about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control, according to the Chesterfield Fire Department.

"Units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire showing from a metal non-combustible building," a Chesterfield Fire spokesperson posted on social media. "A second alarm was implemented and a defensive operation was set up due to roof collapse. Our crews will remain on scene for an extended period of time performing overhaul, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation by our Fire Marshals Office."

The fire was located at a business along the 800 block of Research Road.

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