Hopewell Moose Lodge destroyed in massive early-morning fire

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HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — A massive fire destroyed the Moose Lodge in Hopewell early Thursday morning. 

Hopewell Fire Cpt. Heather Meyers told 8News they received the call for the fire around 4:30 a.m. and arrived to find heavy flames showing in the middle of the building. 

No one was injured in the blaze, Cpt. Meyers said. It’s currently not clear what caused the fire, which remains under investigation. 

The building, located on Western Avenue, is now a total loss, according to Cpt. Meyers. 

Video from the scene shot by Hopewell Fire Chief Donny Hunter shows firefighters rushing to rescue an American Flag that was flying outside the burning building. 

WATCH: Hopewell firefighters rescue American Flag from burning Moose Lodge

Crews from Fort Lee and Prince George County were also called to help the Hopewell Fire Department fight the massive blaze. 

8News crews arrived on the scene around 5:30 a.m. and found the entire building engulfed in fire, with flames sparking out 20 to 30 feet in the air.

It took crews roughly two hours to get the fire under control. 

The fire was marked under control shortly before 7:30 a.m. 

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