Fire Breaks Out at Tyco, Rochester Cable Facility

Smoke is seen coming from the roof of the north side of the Rochester Wire and Cable facility in Culpeper Friday afternoon.
Smoke is seen coming from the roof of the north side of the Rochester Wire and Cable facility in Culpeper Friday afternoon. Photo by Ian Chini

Early Friday afternoon, a dark black plume of smoke poured from the roof of the north side of the Tyco Connectivity Rochester Wire and Cable facility that could be seen throughout the town Culpeper. Flames were visible from Old Brandy Road and Nalles Mill Road as fire and rescue crews from Culpeper along with the assistance of crews from Warrenton and Orange battled the fire. The total amount of damage to the facility is unknown at this time.