DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121319)-STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE OLD PIONEER FURNITURE BUILDING

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 13, 2019-AT 3:30AM, FRIDAY MORNING ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO A STRUCTURE FIRE AT A LONG-TIME BUSINESS IN SOUTH ODESSA. THE OLD PIONEER FURNITURE STORE BUILDING WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES PROMPTING FIREFIGHTERS TO TAKE A DEFENSIVE POSITION TO BATTLE THE BLAZE. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE FIRE CAUSED THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING TO COLLAPSE ON THE TOP FLOOR, THEN COLLAPSING ON THE SECOND AND FINALLY ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE INTENSE FIRE WAS CAUSED BY THE CONTENTS INSIDES THE BUILDING. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE PIONEER FURNITURE STORE WAS PART OF THE ODESSA SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS HISTORY AND ECONOMY FOR SEVERAL DECADES AND CLOSED SOMETIME IN THE EARLY TO MID 80’S. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) FIRE INVESTIGATORS WILL SOON BEGIN THEIR INVESTIGATION TO DETERMIN THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera