Central Texas warehouse fire causes $300,000 in damages

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Published: May. 11, 2019 at 4:38 AM CDT
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A weekend warehouse fire in Waco caused approximately $300,000 in damages as the investigation into its cause continued Monday.

According to a Waco Fire Department incident report, the fire began just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday and the first crew arrived on scene in less than five minutes.

A total of 11 units and 26 firefighters responded to the fire at 6000 Franklin Avenue behind Furniture Row.

When firefighters arrived they saw flames showing from the 27,000 square foot structure.

Because the building was not in use, there was only a wooden platform inside of it.

The building had no utility service.

Damage was heavy and the report says it’s now “a very dangerous building since the steel frame was warped and bowed in the middle and needs to be torn down.”

The last unit cleared the scene just before 4 a.m. Saturday.