“The damage wasn’t so much fire damage as it was smoke and then water damage, because they had two sprinkler heads go off,” Wagner said.
The blaze, reported at 1:17 a.m., was upgraded to a two-alarm fire due to the size of the building and the fact it was an industrial site.
Surveillance equipment was to be evaluated to see who was in the area before the blaze, but wiring was damaged by heat put off by the fire, so a review of video could not happen immediately.
2 dead, 7 injured in Interfaith Apartments fire in Richmond
Under mutual-aid agreements, crews from Springdale, Forest Park and West Chester also responded to the 400 block of Distribution Drive. The last firefighters left the scene at 3:58 a.m. Nobody was injured and employees were able to return to work later in the morning at the facility, which employs three shifts.