Tractor-trailers catch fire at East Point warehouse

Tractor-trailers catch fire at East Point warehouse

Posted: Updated:
EAST POINT, Ga. -

A row of trailers carrying mattresses and other bedding caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the Classic Mattress Company warehouse located on Oakleigh Drive in East Point around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters arrived shortly after, but not before the fire ripped through numerous trailers.

Fire crews used their used their high-powered cannons to try to contain the fire to just the trailers, but a portion of the building also caught fire.

About 60 people worked at the factory. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters said the blaze began outside of the building, which is located in an industrial park.

Crews were expected to remain at the site into Wednesday evening to continue to put out hot spots.

According to East Point fire officials, five trailers, two dumpsters and about 15 to 20 percent of the structure sustained fire and water damage.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:20:03 GMT
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:30 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices