SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A warehouse in Sweetwater caught fire Saturday evening, prompting assistance from nearby agencies for the ‘major fire.’
This fire began at a warehouse along the 100 block of West Broadway Street.
In a Facebook video provided by Sweetwater Fire Department and Ambulance Service, massive plumes of smoke and wild flames can be seen from afar.
Assisting Sweetwater firefighters was Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Roscoe VFD, Trent VFD and Snyder VFD.
Police erected barricades along a safe perimeter for the fire and asked all to avoid the area.
The fire also caused power outages for many residents, according to the fire department, because of downed power lines.
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A cause for this fire has not been released. KTAB/KRBC will update this article as new information becomes available.