Flames gutted a 22,000-square-foot commercial building in Irvine, California, Sunday, the headquarters of a charitable organization specializing in clothing for those reentering the workforce.
"We are absolutely devastated by this catastrophic loss, the heart of our operations is gone and so is 30 years of history," said Jerri Rosen, founder and CEO. "We are grateful and relieved to report that no one was hurt or in the building at the time of the fire."
The four-alarm fire broke out at 5:50 a.m. with arriving firefighters immediately taking a defensive stance. Nearly 100 firefighters were on scene at the height of the fire which was brought under control within two and a half hours.
The damage included a large warehouse filled with donated clothing and other goods, a computer center for training or research on available jobs and Working Wardrobes' corporate offices.
No injuries were reported.