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Fire guts beauty supply shop; 1 firefighter injured

It took roughly three hours to douse the flames.
It took roughly three hours to douse the flames.(Live 5)
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 8:03 PM EDT
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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Hampton firefighter sustained a minor injury while battling a fire at a beauty supply shop.

The blaze began at the Apple Tree Beauty Empire on Saturday afternoon.  

It took roughly three hours to douse the flames.

Hampton Fire and Rescue reported that a firefighter suffered a minor injury to one of his hands.

The Daily Press newspaper reported that Battalion Chief Anthony Chittum said the beauty supply shop blaze was intense because there were a lot of synthetics inside the establishment, and when “that catches fire it produces really high heat.”

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