Crews battle huge industrial fire in South Hill, Virginia

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Sunday, July 7, 2024
Crews battle huge industrial fire in South Hill, Virginia
Multiple fire units battled a huge industrial fire in South Hill, Virginia, on Saturday.

SOUTH HILL, Va. (WTVD) -- Multiple fire units battled a huge industrial fire in South Hill, Virginia, on Saturday.

The fire began just before 2 p.m. on West Danville Street.

The South Hill Police Department said the fire was contained around 8 p.m. Police added that there was a large amount of run-off from the fire going into area creeks. The levels were non-hazardous but did have a strong smell, police said.

South Hill Volunteer Fire Department

On Sunday, just before 12:30 p.m., the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department said crews were wrapping up operations and were "completely exhausted."

Cleanup from the fire will take weeks.

The fire department said all utilities have been restored and residents were allowed to return home.

Anyone with questions can call Rickie Bowen with South Hill Fire at (434) 447-8227 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.