3 Hurt in FL Tire Fire

Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 03:05 PM gHale

Firefighters work to contain a five-alarm fire in Bradenton, FL, where three people sustained injuries.

Three people suffered injuries after a massive warehouse fire broke out at Callaghan Tire Thursday afternoon in Bradenton, FL, officials said.

As a result of the blaze, fire crews spent Friday morning monitoring hot spots after the five-alarm fire broke out.

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Since there were toxic materials inside, firefighters remained concerned for public safety.

The fire marshal is still investigation the cause of the fire.

Early indicators of the fire think the blaze may have started when an employee in the warehouse was working on a car.

An employee inside Callaghan Tire first heard an explosion. 

Within 10 minutes, the entire building was engulfed in flames. The 4,000 tires adjacent to the building also caught on fire.

The concern for firefighters was the toxic materials inside, including tires.

“The smoke was terrible,” said Calvin Perry, the owner of nearby business Blue Grass industries. “I mean the smoke went up 100-150 feet to start. After that it blacked out the whole skyline from our view from the shop,” Perry said.

Three people — one person and two firefighters — ended p transported from the scene to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion.

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