On Tuesday, January 19th, at approximately 12:30 PM, Edwards Virginia Smokehouse at 11455 Rolfe Highway in Surry, Virginia, suffered a catastrophic fire. The company reports that thanks to the tireless efforts of emergency personnel from the surrounding areas, no one was injured.

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

The Edwards family will be working closely with investigators to determine the cause of the fire, which is unknown at this time. Edwards Virginia Smokehouse, along with the retail ham shops in Surry and Williamsburg, will remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted to the Edwards Facebook page as they become available.

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

Edwards Smokehouse was featured on the cover of Independent Processor in December 2011. To read that feature, go to http://www.provisioneronline.com/articles/97488-web-topics-processor-profile-pork

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