REDLANDS, California | A large warehouse used as a distribution center for articles outside the format of the company Amazon has been greatly damaged by a fire Friday morning.
The flames have ravaged almost all of the building according to aerial images of the fire that have circulated in the media, showing cross-sections of the warehouse and part of the roof collapsed.
The fire occurred at Redlands, a hundred miles to the east of Los Angeles, in a distribution center operated by the firm of logistics Kuehne + Nagel, responsible for the delivery of goods to large format customers to Amazon. The fire started around 5: 30 in the morning.
According to Carl Baker, a spokesman for the municipality, as quoted by CNN, one hundred employees were able to exit the building in time to take shelter. No one was injured, he added.
“We are happy that everyone is safe and grateful for the efforts of local firefighters and first responders, said Amazon in a message sent to CNN. This site was operated by a third party and we will support throughout this process.”
Amazon does not anticipate any significant impacts for its customers, given that orders can be managed by other sites, pointed out to CNN.
The fire security service of Redlands has mentioned that an investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire.