Garland Industrial Fire Electrical in Nature, Not Chemical, Fire Officials Say

An electrical fire at an Eco-Lab facility in Garland threatened three tanker trucks Wednesday afternoon.[[332812651,R]]

Garland firefighters arrived at 2305 Sherwin Street within three minutes of the first call of a fire on a loading dock, officials said.

The fire started on the dock, where the company has three transformers, fire officials said. From Chopper 5, the fire could be seen having spread underneath the tankers.

Eco-lab manufactures industrial cleaning products at the facility. It is not known if the tankers were loaded with flammable chemicals at the time of the fire.

Fire officials said the fire was electrical, not chemical. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

About 70 employees were evacuated from the facility and no injuries were reported.

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