Just after 9 P.M. Wednesday, crews from the Roseville Fire Department and allied agencies, responded to reports of a warehouse fire in the 8000 block of Washington Blvd. There were early reports of possible occupants inside the structure.
Fire crews had an active fire and smoke inside the storage area of the building. Crews initiated an aggressive interior attack and extinguished the fire. Upon arrival crews heard explosions inside the facility storage area, Battalion Chief Matt Lauchner stated. The explosions were most likely caused by helium tanks used to fill balloons.
After a primary search of the building, it was determined there were no occupants inside. Damages were limited to the contents of the building and items they had on storage racks. The fire also spread to some of the interior walls. The fire suppression sprinklers did activate causing significant water and smoke damage inside the building, however, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading throughout most of the building.
On staffing was comprised of one Assistant Chief, one Division Chief, two Battalion Chiefs, six engines, and two trucks. Mutual aid was provided by CAL FIRE NEU and Rocklin Firefighters. Also on scene were City of Roseville, California Police Department, American Medical Response – Sacramento Valley, City of Roseville Utilities Electric, and PG&E.
No injuries were reported.
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