Cold Storage House Fire

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On May 3rd, 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin a massive fire broke out at the Central Storage & Warehouse companies facility. The complex, a cold storage facility consisted of five buildings totaling up to 50,00 square feet of space. The building consisted of 50 million pounds of food product. The fire was originally limited only to one building burned for an entire week before being fully extinguished. It took 70 plus firefighters and 50 volunteers to try to knock down the fire. The cause of the fire was from a lift truck that shorted out and sparked on to the food products causing a massive grease fire. The cheese, lard and hot dogs fueled the grease causing the fire to spread and putting more fuel into the mix. This fire also called environmental

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