FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) — Firefighters said an early morning fire caused between $30,000 and $40,000 worth of damage to a commercial building in Fairborn.
It happened around 5:30 a.m. at Premier Energy in the 5400 block of Intrastate Drive. The company works with gas pipes.
Dispatchers said multiple crews from Fairborn, Huber Heights, Wright Patterson, and Enon were called to the scene when smoke started coming from the building.
They had to call in additional crews because of the lack of hydrants in the area.
“We ended up calling for some additional resources out here because this is not a hydrant rich area for us,” said Fairborn Fire Department Operations Chief David Reichert. “We had pretty extensive hose lay in order to get back to the complex to get our water. So with that, with the amount of hose we had down on the ground, we ended up setting up an engine relay to support our pump pressures and make sure we had enough water pressure back here to actually extinguish the fire.”
Firefighters had everything under control by 7 a.m.
Investigators are working to determine a cause of the fire, but Reichert said they don’t believe it is suspicious.
Reichert said the Premier Energy building is large but the fire was contained to two small rooms at the back of the facility.
He said employees at Premier Energy may be able to return to work today.
No word on an official cause. It remains under investigation.