A well-known seafood restaurant in Poquoson went up in flames Wednesday morning, and fire officials are calling it “pretty much a total loss.”
“It’s under investigation right now,” said John Young, battalion chief for the Poquoson Fire Department.
The call for the fire came in around 2:15 a.m. and a second alarm was called because of the intensity of the blaze.
Additional crews from Hampton, York County and Langley Air Force Base came to the scene off of Rens Road. Firefighters also used York County’s and Poquoson’s fire boats to fight it from White House Cove.
Hazmat teams were also called out as fire crews worked to put out the flames.
The fire was under control within the hour, Young said. It was officially out at 8 a.m., Young said.
The restaurant, which opened seven years ago, had become a staple in the community.
While Surf Rider was the main location of the fire, four nearby boats had cosmetic damage, Young said.
There were no reports of injuries.
“It’s under investigation right now,” Young said.