Fire deparments battling a fire at Langley Air Force Base

Morning traffic slows near the Langley Air Force Base gate off of North Armistead Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Hampton.

Caitlyn Burchett
Daily Press

Fire crews are battling a structural fire at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton.

Langley, Hampton, and NASA fire departments responded around 10:50 a.m. to a fire at Building 777 on Sweeney Boulevard in the area of the Air Combat Command campus. As of 12:30 p.m., the scene was still active, according to a spokesperson for Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

“All personnel in the affected facility and surrounding buildings have been accounted for; there are no hazardous exposures or injuries reported at this time,” the 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs office wrote in a press release.

Motorists are asked to avoid Sweeney Boulevard between Thompson and Plumb streets. Base traffic is being routed through Dodd Boulevard.

“Once the fire is confirmed to be extinguished, the cause of the incident and the extent of its damage will be investigated,” the press release read.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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