No injuries in 3-alarm fire at vacant Richmond warehouse

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No injuries in 3-alarm fire at vacant Richmond warehouse
Photo credit: Christian Wimmer

No injuries were reported in a three-alarm blaze that broke out early Friday at a vacant warehouse at 2030 Wright Ave., near the I-580 and Marina Bay Parkway interchange.

The fire was reported just after 2:30 a.m. in the large, two-story commercial building, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the union representing Richmond Fire Department personnel. Responding firefighters found the blaze well-established inside the structure.

“Due to a compromised roof, heavy fire within the building and the vacant state of the structure, a defensive exterior fire attack method was put into action for the safety of firefighters,” Local 188 said in an Instagram post.

The majority of the fire was under control in about 2.5 hours. The incident prompted a shelter-in-place advisory that was lifted at 5:30 a.m. It also caused a power outage in the area. Fire crews were expected to remain at the scene for the majority of today to fully extinguish the fire and investigate its cause.

“Richmond firefighters appreciate the assistance from El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, Pinole and Rodeo-Hercules Fire Departments,” Local 188 said.

No injuries in 3-alarm fire at vacant Richmond warehouse
Photo credit; Christian Wimmer