The Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department answered a fire call last night to 416 Church Lane in Tappahannock. The site of the Driftwood Aquatics Pet Store in Tappahannock. When firemen arrived they encountered heavy smoke coming from the roof and requested mutual aid from Richmond County. The fire was held to the front half of the store. The store was one of three in a building including a barber shop and Rednex Sporting goods. Request for aerial trucks were made to Kilmarnock and Hanover but were cancelled after the fire was brought under control.