Overnight fire at Portsmouth treatment center

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Posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 17 at 9:18 AM

Fire at Pines Treatment Center

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PORTSMOUTH -- An overnight fire at the Pines Treatment Center in the 1800 block of Portsmouth Blvd challenged firefighters and burned a building.

Portsmouth Fire crews received the call around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, and initially had trouble finding the location of the fire due to heavy smoke.

Crews also had trouble getting to the building because it is in a gated complex.

No one was injured in the fire, and the building was not being used.

Officials say the fire was out by 2:15 a.m., and they believe the cause to be electrical.

 

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