Fire at Multi-tenanted Industrial Building and Warehouse in West Easton, PA

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April 26th, 2023

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In West Easton, Pennsylvania, a 3-alarm fire erupted during the early hours of Tuesday, April 5th. Within minutes of arriving to the multi-tenanted warehouse, the first responders started to extinguish the fire and checked for any hotspots throughout the day, while the Northampton County and Environmental Protection Agency officials ensured that the air and water quality were safe.

An image captured during the active fire. From miles away, thick black smoke was visible.

Prior to the fire, the multi-tenanted facility housed a transportation and warehouse company, a powder coating/sandblasting company, a plastic recycling operation, and other businesses. The presence of chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials in the building prompted the dispatching of Hazmat crews to the location.

A picture was taken of the facility after the fire had been extinguished.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Pennsylvania State Police are jointly conducting the investigation into the fire. Thankfully, no one has reported any injuries, although the fire affected several businesses and nearby powerlines.

A picture of part of the south side of the facility prior to the fire.

Risk Logic can inspect your facility and provide an evaluation to help avoid losses similar to this incident. Contact Risk Logic to perform a Property Loss Prevention Inspection at your industrial facility or warehouse. By conducting property loss prevention surveys and delivering standardized recommendations, Risk Logic engineers can help maintain the safety of your business.