PortandTerminal.com, June 5, 2020
According to an Amazon spokesperson, the warehouse is operated by Kuehne + Nagel – a third party operator that helps Amazon ship extra-large items to customers.
REDLANDS, CA – A massive three-alarm fire ignited at a third-party Amazon distribution warehouse in Redlands, California on Friday morning, fire officials said.
Reports from witnesses on the scene said that roughly 100 workers were inside the building when the fire ignited but everyone was safe and accounted for. No injuries were reported.
I didn’t hear no fire alarms. I didn’t see no sprinkers.Distribution center employee and witness
“It’s a major structure fire at a warehouse, there are some Amazon trucks on the outside of it, it’s been reported that it’s a supplier to Amazon,” said Redlands City Manager Charles M. Duggan Jr.
“It’s definitely not protest-related, something happened on the inside of the building that ignited the fire,” Duggan added.
Within fifteen minutes the whole back of the building collapsed and explodedDistribution center employee and witness
According to an Amazon spokesperson, this warehouse is operated by Kuehne + Nagel – a third party operator that helps Amazon ship extra-large items to customers.
“No nearby Amazon sites have been impacted,” the spokesperson said. “Customer orders will be fulfilled from other locations; we expect minimal customer impact.”
The warehouse complex has a square footage of about 1.1. million, which is roughly the size of 21 football fields.
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