POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews put out a fire that ignited in a roofing company’s warehouse in Pompano Beach, leaving a gaping hole in their own roof.
The Pompano Beach firefighters responded to the fire in the store on Southwest Eighth Street and South Andrews Avenue Thursday morning.
7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene at noon where multiple streams of water were being sprayed to put out the fire.
Officials said the materials in the camp provided fuel for the fire. Every time the crews thought they had put it down, the flames came back to life.
“As soon as we got it under control, it got hotter and hotter,” said Sandra King, spokeswoman for Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, a styrofoam material as well as some others that burn very hot. “
Officials said the same materials may have helped start the fire. King said someone nearby was working with a welder.
“They told us that a roofer company worker was welding pipes when the fire started,” she said.
Antennas showed heavy smoke and flames burning through the roof of the building.
The warehouse and other nearby buildings have been evacuated. Anyone could get off safely.
Traffic along South Andrews Avenue was temporarily suspended as crews battled the flames.
King said crews stayed at the scene for hours to reach all of the hot spots and prevent flare-ups.
“Based on what happened earlier, we’ll stay here until we know it’s out and it’s not a threat,” King said.
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