WAREHOUSE FIRE CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE

INCIDENT DATE: 06/05/2020

TIME DISPATCHED: 4:53AM

TIME ARRIVED: 5:03AM

TIME UNDER CONTROL: 6:07AM

(Buford, Ga., June 5, 2020) – Firefighters responded at 4:53am to a report of the fire alarm activated at Carcoustics, located on the 4600 block of Thompson Mill Road, NE in unincorporated Buford. Crews forced-entry into the building on arrival and discovered smoke in the large industrial warehouse and water flowing from the sprinkler system.

Firefighters conducted recon and discovered the warehouse full of heavy smoke and an active fire burning in a row of pallet racks. Additional units arrived on the scene and began search operations and fire attack. Firefighters flowed water from multiple hose lines to extinguish the fire. The blaze was contained to the warehouse area and caused extensive damage to bulk storage material. There was residual smoke and water damage throughout much of the building.

Fire Investigators were requested to respond to the scene to conduct an origin and cause investigation. The fire appears accidental and was sparked by an exothermic reaction due to compressed styrofoam material used in the production process.

There was no one at the business when the fire erupted and no injuries were reported. Employees of the business reported to the scene this morning and were talking with firefighters.  

EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 6-Engines, 2-Ladder Trucks, 1-Squad, 1-Medic Unit, 1-Technical Rescue Unit, 1-Rehab Unit, 1- Air & Light Unit, 1-Medic Supervisor. 1-Battalion Commander, 1-District Commander, 2-Fire Investigators, 1-Fire Inspector and 1-PIO

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