Friday, December 9, 2022

Fire Destroys Hampton Beauty Supply Store

Sign up here for our free newsletter that tells you about the newest stories, three mornings each week.

HAMPTON—A fire that caused more than $1 million in damage to a local beauty supply store in Hampton was intentionally started by a child, according to fire officials. Since the person in question is younger than 10-years-old, the name of the accused is not being released. No motive has been established for why the fire was set.

Employees and customers were in the store when the fire began in the afternoon on July 31 at the Apple Tree Beauty Empire located at 4009 W. Mercury Boulevard. Everyone was evacuated safely. According to sources, the blaze escalated quickly because many items in the store contained synthetics and chemicals, acting as an accelerant.

It took more than three hours to extinguish the flames. Fire crews returned to the scene the following two days to snuff out hotspots.

Top Stories

First Lady Suzanne Youngkin Speaks At Women’s Leadership Forum

NEWPORT NEWS-Helping young people as well as women gain skills for the workforce is on the agenda for 2023 for Virginia First Lady Suzanne...

Owners Of Firehouse Coffee On Fort Monroe Mark One Year In Business By Giving Back To The Community

HAMPTON—A popular coffeehouse on Fort Monroe recently marked one year in business under new ownership. A celebration was held on December 3 for Firehouse...

Mental Health Center In Williamsburg Granted Preliminary Approval to Expand

JAMES CITY COUNTY – A worrying sign of the times: The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place and the Farley Center, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities on...

York Gardens & Tearoom Opens In York County

YORK-Pinkies up: local tea lovers have a new hot spot within their reach. York Gardens & Tearoom is celebrating its grand opening from noon...