4 businesses damaged after shopping center fire in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – An overnight fire in Chesapeake damaged four businesses in the Wilson Village Shopping Center Tuesday.

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Officials were notified of a fire in the 300 block of Battlefield Boulevard South around 3 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene of the Wilson Village Shopping Center, they found light smoke coming from the building.

The fire was found in an electrical room at the back of the building that extended to the roof.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire throughout the morning. It was marked under control at 4:30 a.m.

At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

All businesses inside the shopping center were closed at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Officials say the power was secured, but four businesses sustained damage and will remain closed for repairs:

  • Laundry Place
  • Court House Cafe
  • Mr. Jim’s
  • Hair Kingdom

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