Amazon distribution center located in Redlands, California went up in flames

On Friday morning, a warehouse that operates as an Amazon distribution center located in Redlands, California was set on fire after a three-alarm fire exploded which burnt down the complete building.


Dense plumes of smoke could be witnessed coming out of the distribution center in Redlands, California, as firefighters combated the fire.


Aerial glimpses of the fire display that whole areas of the warehouse and ceiling had fallen.


Redlands city spokesperson Carl Baker informed CNN that around 5:30 a.m the call came in, and mutual aid arrived from all around San Bernardino County and other encompassing agencies to combat the fire.  


Vigorous firefighting measures were still in progress, Baker said.


Baker mentioned that nearly 100 staff members self-evacuated and they were able to get out of there safely, also no injuries have been announced. None of the Amazon sites in the vicinity have been affected by the fire.


In a statement to CNN, Amazon informed, “We are glad everyone is safe and thankful for the efforts of the local firefighters and first responders,” “This site was operated by a third party and we will support them throughout this process.”


Jim Topoleski, Redlands Fire Chief, informed CNN affiliate KTLA that they will initiate an investigation to know the reason for the fire. The building was recently constructed and also had the up-to-date fire protections installed, Topoleski stated.


This building is managed by Kuehne and Nagel, which is a third-party operator that helps Amazon in transporting very-large objects to consumers, Amazon said.


Amazon anticipates minimal consumer impact, as consumer orders can be accomplished from Amazon’s various location stores, the company informed. 


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