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Fire Entirely Destroys Amazon Distribution Warehouse in Los Angeles
By Staff, Agencies
A large warehouse facility operating as an Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California, in the Los Angeles area, was entirely destroyed by a three-alarm fire on early Friday.
The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m., and burned to the ground entire sections of the large warehouse.
Firefighters from San Bernardino County could not stop the blaze, prompting calls for additional fire departments from other surrounding areas to step in, according to CNN.
Over half-a-dozen fire departments reportedly were not able to stop the fire from completely destroying the distribution facility, which was said to have entered service only recently and was equipped with the latest fire protection systems.
The fire was finally brought under control by 11 a.m.
About 100 workers escaped from the burning facility before the roof collapsed. No fatalities nor injuries have been reported according to the outlet.
The company said that the warehouse was said to be operated by Kuehne and Nagel, a third-party company that is contracted by Amazon to ship extra-large items to customers.
The reason for the fire is not yet known. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the matter.
Amazon said that costumers in the region will not be affected by the accident, as orders would be fulfilled by other sections of the company.
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