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EFD gives latest on massive Evansville warehouse fire

Nov 06, 2023

by: Aaron Chatman, Ann Powell

Posted: Dec 31, 2022 / 11:36 AM CST

Updated: Jan 1, 2023 / 09:30 PM CST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Fire crews are still on scene of a large warehouse fire in the area of Garvin and Tennessee Street that started around 10:30 Saturday morning.

EFD Division Fire Chief Mike Larson spoke with our crews to give us the latest on the blaze. He estimates 260,000 square feet of the building was involved. Division Chief Larson compared the fire, which is currently a four-alarm fire, to the Morton warehouse fire that happened in October.

Fire officials say off-duty firefighters and crews from other counties were sent in to battle the blaze. In total, fourteen other fire agencies were called to the scene to fight the fire. Tennessee and Garvin Street have been shut down to traffic.

Firefighters were seen spraying down nearby homes to prevent the fire from spreading to residential areas. Our crew says several walls have collapsed in the warehouse building. Power in the area has been shut down by CenterPoint Energy.

"The Evansville Fire Department will remain on scene of today's large warehouse fire extinguishing hot spots for the next couple of days," says the Evansville Fire Department on social media. "As we continue this activity, and given cloud cover and other weather conditions, a noticeable amount of smoke is likely to remain in the area. This smoke is not healthy to breathe. Residents living near the smoke, especially those with respiratory issues, should make sure doors and windows are properly sealed."

We have a crew on scene to bring you more information. Several videos and photos taken by passerby's are below.

This is a developing story. We’ll keep you updated on-air and online with more information.

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