Overnight Fire Contained Inside Massive Warehouse

Burleson cleaning products company caught fire just before 3 AM

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    Flames tore through a Burleson warehouse overnight Tuesday, causing untold damage. (Published Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012)

    Flames tore through a Burleson warehouse overnight Tuesday, causing untold damage.

    The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. at the Birdwell Cleaning Products facility in the 1000-block of NW John Jones Road.

    Prompt Response Quickly Contains Fire at Large Warehouse

    [DFW] Prompt Response Quickly Contains Fire at Large Warehouse
    Sally Ellertson with the city of Burleson talks about the quick response that contained a fire at a large warehouse in the city. (Published Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012)

    Birdwell manufactures and stores items like brooms, mops and brushes inside of the 60,000-square-foot facility.

    The size of the building made it difficult for firefighters to get access to the flames, according to Sally Ellertson, a spokesperson for the city of Burleson.

    The source of the flames was roughly 300 feet, or the length of a football field, into the building, Ellertson told NBC 5.

    No one was inside of the building at the time the fire started.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.