Fire consumes Edwards Virginia Smokehouse

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The Edwards Virginia Smokehouse was destroyed by fire on Jan. 19, 2016.
Edwards Virginia Smokehouse is well known for its smoked hams.

SURRY, Va. – Edwards Virginia Smokehouse and its retail ham shops in Surry and Williamsburg, Va., remain closed following a Jan. 19 fire that destroyed the ham producer’s facilities.

Several area fire departments fought the blaze, which broke out at about 12:30 p.m. No one was injured.

“We extend our gratitude to the community,” Sam Edwards III said in a statement. “We are especially thankful for the numerous emergency response teams for their speedy and diligent work in difficult conditions.”

The company said the Edwards family “will be working closely with investigators to determine the cause of the fire, which is unknown at this time.”

“We are immeasurably thankful for the outpouring of support from across the country,” Edwards said. “With this support, we plan on rebuilding and continuing our family tradition.”

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