Beijing time on the afternoon of June 6, according tomedia reports, the U.S. local time Friday at 5:30 a.m., a large warehouse at an Amazon distribution center in Redlands, Southern California, a fire. Investigators have stepped in to investigate the cause of the fire. Local reports said employees fled in time, there were no casualties at the scene.
The fire broke out in Redlands, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and firefighters failed to stop it from engulfing the sprawling warehouse facility, and nearby Interstate 10 was temporarily closed because of the fire.
“I heard the supervisor shouting, ‘It’s on fire!'” an employee, Aquila Canteen, told reporters. ”Leave the warehouse right now’ and then you see everyone running out. “
At the time of the fire, there were about 40 employees in the warehouse center.
“In less than 15 minutes, the second half of the building collapsed and exploded. Cantin said.
In a statement, Amazon said the warehouse center is run by a third-party company called Kuehne and Nagel, which helps Amazon distribute large items such as mattresses.
“We are grateful for the lack of casualties and are grateful for the efforts of local firefighters and first responders,” Amazon wrote. “
By 11am on Friday, the fire had been brought under control, but local firefighters were still at the scene to put out the blaze.
Fire Chief Jim Topolski said investigators will investigate the cause of the fire in the modern building, which is equipped with the latest fire system.