Inferno ravages Kensington warehouse

August 2, 2008 4:02:06 PM PDT
Flames poured from every window of a warehouse, keeping more than 100 firefighters busy.

Firefighters got the call for a fire at 4th and Cumberland Streets around 11:45 Friday night. The fire quickly began attacking the four-story building.

Neighbors could only watch as dozens of fire trucks raced to the scene to attack the blaze. 140 firefighters eventually were called in to battle the inferno.

Residents of ten homes nearby were evacuated as a precaution. A mother with two disabled children was among the evacuees waiting for assistance from the Red Cross for the night.

It took firefighters nearly two hours to contain the fire.

Neighbors tell Action News that toys and guitars used to be made in the building. The deputy fire commissioner and some neighbors were unsure if the building was still occupied.

Licensing and Inspections crews will arrive this morning to determine if the building must be torn down.

Fire investigators have not said if the fire was sparked by accident, or by an arsonist.

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