Vehicle fire in a warehouse

Hot Springs warehouse fire

On Wednesday at noon firefighters from Hot Springs, South Dakota fought a vehicle fire inside a warehouse. They kept it from spreading into the vegetation and from what we could see from a distance they saved at least the primary shell of the warehouse. I doubt if the vehicle fared as well.

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Hot Springs warehouse fire


All photos were taken by Bill Gabbert.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

4 thoughts on “Vehicle fire in a warehouse”

  1. Picture shows a firefighter wearing an airpack and no turnout gear. That has proven to be a disaster on many past fire scenes and training exercises. An example of what not to do!

  2. Dave, while it may look like the person in the blue short-sleeve shirt has on breathing apparatus, he does not. It is the person behind him wearing it. As far as I could tell, everyone that went completely inside the structure had on BAs, except for the older man who acted like he had a connection with the structure and the contents.

  3. Actually the airpack you see is on a firefighter that is in full gear and standing behind the other firefighter with no gear. Look a little harder before you talk next time!

  4. Perfect. Thanks for the correction! I did not notice the difference at first.

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