Cylinders of pressurized flammable gases such as acetylene, argon and propane-butane added to the risk as firefighters battled flames in a railroad car repair factory and warehouse in southern Poland Saturday.
Originally thought to have been in an historic wagon factory nearby, the rail car repair plant fire destroyed a 700-square-meter section of roof and damaged machinery and forklifts beneath. However, responders with the State Fire Service in Gliwice quickly gained control, limiting further damage.
More than 60 firefighters responded to the fire scene, using six hose lines, including an aerial ladder, to support both defensive and attack operations.
The fire was brought under control after only two hours. Partial demolition to make burned out portions of the factory safe began almost immediately after.
The cause of the fire will be determined by police and fire experts. No casualties were reported.