DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(060218) MAJOR FIRE IN ODESSA AND A MAJOR FIRE IN ECTOR COUNTY

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 02, 2018 – A METAL STRUCTURE USED FOR STORAGE AT THE 2200 BLOCK OF EAST 2ND STREET NEXT THE DOLLAR GENERAL WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE FIRE STARTED BY THE VEGITATION NEAR THE TRAIN TRACKS SOUTH OF THE STRUCTURE. (DIVISION CAPTAIN, JOEY WHITE, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) “FIRE GOT UP NEXT TO THE BUILDING, GOT PAST THE TIN. PROBABLY AND HOUR AND A HALF AFTER WE ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, THIS BUILDING CAUGHT ON FIRE-WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION PROBABLY A 60-YEAR-OLD BUILDING, DIDN’T TAKE MUCH TO SET IT OFF.” SEVERAL FIREFIGHTING UNITS AND AN AMBULANCE WERE AT THE SCENE OF THE STRUCTURE FIRE. DIVISON CAPTAIN JOEY WHITE SAID IT WAS DIFFICULT PUTTING OUT THE FIRE. (DIVISION CAPTAIN, JOEY WHITE, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) “PRETTY HARD. LIKE I SAID IT’’S COVERED WITH TIN, SO WE HAD TO STICK OUR AIR LIP UP IN THE AIR TO KNOCK OUT THE TIN OFF TO GET UNDERNEATH TO FIGHT THE FIRE.” NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTATION. WEST ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 02,2018 – A FIRE THAT STARTED IN A SHED AT A RESIDENCE AT WEST 14TH AND AVENUE D, TURNED INTO A MAJOR FIRE THAT CONSUMED PROPERTY AND A SINGLE-STORY STRUCTURE. (KELLY WILHELM, RESIDENT OF WEST 14TH AND AVENUE D) “I WAS JUST IN THE ROOM AND SAW SOME SMOKE, SO THOUGHT SOMEBODY IS BURNING SOME TRASH. CAME OUT, NOTICED IT WAS GETTING A LITTLE BIT BIGGER. SO, DROVE DOWN BY THE ALLY TO SEE AND NOBODY WAS OUT THERE. ONCE, ABOUT TWO SECONDS IN IT ALREADY SPRED, GOING ACROSS THE ALLYWAY AND TELEPHONE POLES WERE ON FIRE.” NEIGBORS FROM THE AREA WERE HELPING OTHER NEIGHBORS WATER DOWN HOT SPOTS TO KEEP THE FIRE FROM SPREADING ACROSS THE ALLY TO THEIR HOUSES. THE WINDS FANED THE FLAMES AND IGNITE THE ELECTRICAL POLES THE BLACK SMOKE MADE IT HARD FOR THE NEIGBORS HELP FIGHT THE FIRE. (JOANNA MEDINA, RESIDENT OF WEST 14H AND AVENUE D) “WE CAME OUT HERE WHEN WE SAW THE FIRE, AND THEN WE CAME WITH HER, SHE WAS OUR ACROSS THE STREET NEIGHBOR, AND WE WALKED THIS WAY AND IT WAS JUST GOING CRAZY AND WE JUST STARTED GRABBING WATER HOSES AND HANDING IT OUT TO PEOPLE, SO THEY COULD START PUTTING IT OUT.” IT IS UNKNOW IF THERE ARE ANY INJURIES. THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera