No Injuries In Weekend Fire at Perdue


By Linda Cicoira
There was another fire at Perdue last weekend where the subcontractor, Valley Protein, was working to remove a chicken grease collection tank from a condemned building, according to Chief Willie Kirkpatrick of Parksley Volunteer Fire Company.
About 50 volunteers from seven fire companies responded to the blaze. Kirkpatrick said it took about 30 minutes to control the fire. In addition to Parksley, units from Tasley, Onancock, Melfa, Bloxom, Wachapreague, and Painter responded. No injuries occurred.
Last summer firefighters turned out for a similar incident. “We don’t get many fires at Perdue and when we do we get a good turnout,” said Kirkpatrick.
The call came in at 2:10 p.m., Saturday. Kirkpatrick said the welding was being done on the tank and caught fire to it.
The building that is being condemned is the same one where there was an explosion a few years ago that seriously injured a local man.

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