GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Firefighters responded to a warehouse fire Friday morning on Grimes Drive in Guntersville.
The call came in around five o’clock Friday morning. The warehouse is located in one of Guntersville’s industrial parks off of U.S. Highway 431 on Sand Mountain. When crews arrived they found part of the building on fire. “At that time the shift captain called for Albertville Fire to respond with their ladder truck, knowing this was going to be a commercial structure,” Guntersville Fire Chief Brian Waldrop said.
Fire crews from Albertville, Asbury, Nixon Chapel, Pleasant Grove, and off-duty Guntersville firefighters responded to the warehouse, which is owned by Rainbow Gold. “It’s a pharmaceutical company that does shipping and receiving,” Waldrop explained.
Fire officials say it’s believed most of the contents inside were damaged or destroyed.
“There was no hazardous chemicals that were involved in the building, so the public doesn’t have a concern as far as hazardous chemicals go,” said Marshall County EMA Director Anita McBurnett. She added the smoke from the blaze is like that of a house fire and could be a concern to some residents with breathing issues.
Fire officials say no one was inside at the time, and no one was injured. Fire crews spent the day monitoring the warehouse and extinguishing hot spots.
There’s no word yet as to what caused the fire . That’s still under investigation.
Fire officials say the fire was contained around 8 o’clock Friday morning.