Firefighters battle three-alarm blaze early Friday

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Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire early Friday.

Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Friday morning on E. Fort Worth Street.
Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Friday morning on E. Fort Worth Street.

The fire at 1816 East Fort Worth Street broke out about 12:30 a.m. The first firefighters to arrive saw heavy smoke and called a second alarm. Wichita Falls Police and Wichita County deputies blocked streets in the area.

Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Friday morning on E. Fort Worth Street.
Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Friday morning on E. Fort Worth Street.

According to Assistant Fire Marshal Jody Ashlock:

The business owner was outside working when he smelled smoke and went in to investigate. He found smoke in the office and called for help. The building is located near railroad tracks appeared to be used as a cabinet shop.

Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Friday morning on E. Fort Worth Street.
Wichita Falls firefighters battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Friday morning on E. Fort Worth Street.

One firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The cause is under investigation. Ashlock said the building was also being used for storage and had several vehicles, household appliances, and wood from the previous tenant. He estimated the damage cost at $135,000. No other injuries were reported.

This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: Firefighters battle three-alarm blaze early Friday