Spontaneous combustion from oily rags discarded in a waste container appear to have started a Thursday morning fire at an Oak Ridge warehouse, authorities said.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded to the fire after a sprinkler system activated at a warehouse at 342 Warehouse Road at about 6:50 a.m. Thursday, July 21.
Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the windows and doors of the building when they arrived, a press release said.
“The fire crew entered through the front door and quickly extinguished a fire in a waste container,” the press release said. [Read more…]