One person injured following a fire at Amazon Warehouse in North Las Vegas Warehouse Tuesday evening (February 4th).
(Out of North Las Vegas) The North Las Vegas Fire Department (NLVFD) responded to a report of a confirmed structure fire in the Amazon Warehouse in North Las Vegas Tuesday evening (February 4th).
The initial call came in at 10:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time or 8:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time) Tuesday evening and numerous fire units from the North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to the scene at Amazon Warehouse located at the 3800 block of Bay Lake Trail in North Las Vegas.
Employees were alert to the fire when the alarm system began sounding with smoke showing throughout the warehouse. Employees at the warehouse immediately evacuated and awaited the arrival of firefighters. The fire also did activate the fire sprinkler system.
Once firefighters arrived on the scene, they made entry into the warehouse and worked to extinguish the remaining fire, which was almost extinguished by the warehouse's fire sprinkler system. One person was evaluated by medical personnel and later transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation.
Once NLVFD crews had the fire fully extinguished, they immediately began salvaging and overhauling operations. Crews also worked to ventilate the warehouse of any remaining smoke from the fire. Due to the size of the warehouse, crews say it took a significant amount of time to clear the smoke and remove water released from the sprinkler system.
Amazon representatives said that the fire in their North Las Vegas Warehouse caused minimal impacts to order fulfillment as some operations were shifted to other warehouses to ensure timely order fulfillment are made to customers. Representatives say they will work with NLVFD investigators to determine the cause of the fire.
The amount of damage the fire caused was not immediately known as an assessment is still being completed.
As a result of the fire, some Amazon Warehouse employees were sent home for the evening, while some employees and supervisors remained on scene through the night to assist firefighters with salvaging operations. The warehouse is expected to reopen later today (Wednesday, February 5th).
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.