Owensboro carpet warehouse catches fire

The Owensboro Fire Department responded to an alarm on Salem Drive early Tuesday morning.

When crews arrived on the scene around 3:15 AM they noticed smoke showing from Carpets Unlimited.

According to a release from OFD, the sprinkle system had activated. Firefighters found smoke in almost every area of the warehouse. 

OFD said that sprinkler system controlled most of the fire, and their crews were able to put out the rest. In all, firefighters spent nearly three hours on the scene clearing out smoke and water.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, as is the amount of actual smoke and water damage. 

Fire Chief Steve Mitchell said in a statement, "OFD crews did a tremendous job reducing the loss at this location. Our goal is to do everything we can to help the business get back in operation as quickly as possible."

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(This story was originally published November 14, 2017)

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