Fire Crews Fight Second Alarm Warehouse Fire (Photo)

December 12, 2017 23:10


This evening at 6:43pm fire crews were dispatched to the 6100 block of SE 111th Ave. On arrival, responders found smoke in the industrial park and further investigation revealed a fire in one of the metal clad buildings. As crews worked to get hose lines to the seat of the fire, the fire burned through the roof of the building. At 6:57pm the incident commander called a second alarm to get additional resources. During this incident, several challenges arose for firefighters, the first was when a fire hydrant located near the fire building failed to operate. Fire crews had to back track and connect to a different hydrant located outside the industrial park and stretch hose lines approximately 500 feet to the area of the fire building. The second challenge occurred when a large communication line burned through and dropped to the ground. At fire scenes, all downed wires are treated as live power lines until the power company can confirm they're de-energized and safe.

Fire attack crews were able to locate the fire in an interior bathroom and, once found, quickly extinguished it. Fire Investigators determined the fire was started by a faulty exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $60,000 to the building and its contents.

The fire building contained the business offices for Green Earth Dispensary, however, there was no marijuana production or processing occurring in the fire building, it was just office space.