News 4 was given an exclusive look inside the Park Warehouse Services building that was gutted by a huge fire last week. The 5-alarm fire at the 240,000 square foot warehouse sent a giant plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.
Five days after the fire, smoke could still be seen coming from the rubble. The fire started in the south end of the building and despite the size and intensity of the flames, many boards used to make the floors and the floor supports remained.
The warehouse provided long-term and short-term storage for a variety of finished good products that were waiting to be shipped to customers. Some of the products that could be seen in the debris were child car seats and electric utility boxes.
Majority owner Steven C. Hannigan told News 4 he wanted to clear the air about what was in the building and said hazardous materials were never stored at the facility.
"We would never allow hazmat materials in a building like this for two reasons. One, the safety of our employees and the safety of our customers," said Hannigan.
He said his insurance company's fire investigators arrived on Monday and that the company expressed confidence it would be able to find the cause.
Hannigan said the owners plan to rebuild.
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