Warehouse / Automotive Shop Fire in The Central Northwest Area

WHAT: Warehouse / Automotive Shop Fire.

WHEN: April 24, 2022 at 5:09 p.m.

WHERE: 4920 W. 34th, 77092

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: Not available.

DAMAGE: $100,000 in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Unintentional (arc, spark from operating equipment).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within six minutes to find a small 1-story warehouse / automotive shop partially involved on fire. They made an attack on the fire and checked for extension. Crews extinguished the fire and ensured all hotspots were out. An employee was working on a vehicle when a sponge ignited and grew out of control. Firefighters from Stations 4, 50, 13, 5, 15, 62 and 31 responded to this incident.