Note: This story has been updated
A Friday afternoon fire destroyed a warehouse in Edinburgh.
According to the Edinburgh Police Department, rescue workers were called to the Group Metal Recycling business on North Holland Street at about 5:35 p.m. Friday afternoon and found the large warehouse building fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters say that the building’s roof collapsed within minutes of them arriving at the scene.
Edinburgh firefighters called for mutual aid and received assistance from Nineveh, German Township, Amity, Trafalgar, Franklin, and Columbus Township Fire Departments.
The building was full of vehicle parts, oil and propane tanks and the fire was finally under control at just before 7 p.m. A ladder truck was then moved closer to the building to access the remaining fire spots.
Firefighters say Robertson Paving also brought an excavator to move debris and heavy items inside of the building to access remaining fires and hotspots.
Police say it took more than two hours for the fire to fully be extinguished.
No one was inside the business at the time the fire started and no one was injured. Police say the building was a total loss. IDEM was called to the scene to test the water runoff and it was found to be within acceptable limits.
Edinburgh police, firefighters and the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s office are investigating the cause of the fire. If you have any information, you can contact Edinburgh Police Chief Doyne Little Jr. at 812-526-3500.
Photo by Ricky Rowland courtesy of Edinburgh Police Department.