Polish firefighters saved the bulk of a 3,500-square-meter furniture factory in Denkówek after fire broke out Thursday morning in a warehouse adjoining the main production hall.
The blaze consumed nearly 800 square meters of storage but stopped short of the factory floor, a press release issued by the State Fire Service in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski stated.
In total, 44 firefighters and 16 rescue and firefighting vehicles were dispatched, the first shortly after 5 a.m. Firefighters traced the blaze to a warehouse leading into the production building storing tons of combustible materials.
“There was a risk of the fire spreading to the entire door and furniture production plant,” the fire department press release states.
The priority for firefighters was getting water to the fire and defending the rest of the plant. Firefighters also rushed to remove cylinders or propane gas that posed a serious explosion hazard.
Additional firefighters responded from Opatowski, Starchowicki and Kielecki. Also, due to a lack of water at the fire scene, Kielecki also provided a full tanker truck to supply firefighters.
Firefighters extinguished the fire within two hours with damage limited to the warehouse.