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Investigation Continues in El Paso Warehouse Fire

Posted on June 21st, 2010 No Comments

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a massive warehouse fire in South Central El Paso Friday night.

The blaze occurred at the Los Angeles El Paso Express warehouse on the 1700 block of Delta Drive shortly after 9:00 p.m. Friday. Authorities say firefighters quickly placed a second alarm on the fire, and summoned more than 65 firefighters to put down the flames. It took crews more than four hours to put out the fire, as thick black smoke could be seen from miles away.

“The smoke was pretty smothering,” said Martha Lopez, who lives near the warehouse. “It did make it quite difficult to breathe. I have an elderly mom, and we were both struggling.”

Response crews remained on the scene of the fire through the night and well into Saturday afternoon.

Investigators continue to probe the cause of the fire and asses the damage done. Preliminary reports on the scene indicated that pallets were fueling the blaze, but it is unclear what exactly was inside the warehouse.

No injuries were reported.

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