Firefighters in Pompano Beach, Fla. put out a fire that threatened to consume a roofing company's warehouse on March 25.
Around 11 a.m., Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene, where officials said materials inside a warehouse belonging to AMS Roofing & Exterior Home Remodeling provided fuel for the fire. Crews had to continually fight the fire each time it roared to life due to the materials, according to Fox-affiliated WSVN.
“As soon as we got it under control, it started getting hotter and hotter and hotter,” Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokesperson Sandra King told WSVN. “So they needed to get to the seed of the fire, and as it turned out, it was a Styrofoam material, as well as some others, which burn really hot.”
Thankfully, the warehouse and the surrounding buildings were evacuated. Several fire engines and ladder trucks were called to the scene, including from Fort Lauderdale and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. No injuries were reported.
According to the Sun Sentinel, preliminary investigations show the fire may have been caused by someone soldering insider the warehouse, but it still remains under investigation.