Firefighters get blaze at warehouse near Oklahoma County Jail under control


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City firefighters have a blaze at a warehouse near the Oklahoma County Detention Center under control.

Firefighters were called to a two-alarm commercial fire Thursday evening at Shartel and Dean A. McGee, where a facility believed to be a warehouse caught on fire.

“We have not conducted a search of the building yet, but no injuries have been reported at this time,” Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson said. “The fire is under control now and a search will commence, but there will likely be a lengthy overhaul process to ensure that all hidden fire is extinguished.”

Oklahoma City firefighters at a warehouse near the Oklahoma County Detention Center. The warehouse caught on fire.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department was notified of the fire at 7:12 p.m.

When they arrived they found a 100 foot by 200 foot metal building in flames, according to Fulkerson.

The building was previously used to store office furniture and other goods, Fulkerson said.

Crews attacked the blaze from outside the building.

The firefighters were especially feeling the heat as the temperatures outside were already high, and had to stay hydrated to protect their health.

“We have to be really careful on becoming dehydrated,” said acting District Chief Shawn Benn. “We have several units that bring us water, and so we drink water throughout the whole incident.”

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Classen and Shartel, Robert S. Kerr Avenue and Francis and 4th Street were closed to accommodate firefighters.

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