In the early morning hours of October 17, , Richmond County Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a warehouse fire on Warsaw’s Main Street. Upon arriving at the scene they found the warehouse fully engulfed, with flames coming out of the roof. The warehouse was filled with antique tractors and gas pumps. During the fire, crews from all three substations in Richmond County responded along with Westmoreland’s Cople District Fire Department.
Richmond County Emergency Services were close by to help with anyone who needed assistance. While crews worked into the early morning hours to get the fire out Main Street was closed to ensure the safety of individuals who may be passing through. Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was also on scene for any needed help. David Thomas with the Richmond County Fire Department said, “ Westmoreland County brought two units to help at the scene it was a big help for us.” He went on to thank all of the responding offices in their effort to get the fire out.
Investigation began soon after the flames were out; Thomas said at least several tractors had been destroyed in the fire. An estimated amount reported at press time was $350,000 in damage. The investigation into the cause of fire is still ongoing. If you have any information on this situation you are advised to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.