Fire heavily damages building/warehouse off Dean Avenue early Sunday. Cause under investigation; extensive damage, structural collapse reported. Photos and video.

Fire heavily damages building/warehouse off Dean Avenue early Sunday. Cause under investigation; extensive damage, structural collapse reported. Photos and video.

The fire damage as seen from Callier Springs Road, one block off Dean Avenue. Hometown photo.
A side view of the firefighting efforts as a ladder crew continues to pump water on the spot where the most damage occurred early Sunday. Hometown photo
Taken from behind the now-closed Pick-o-Deli adjacent to the Gravy Boat off Dean Avenue. Neither of those businesses were damaged by the warehouse next to Gravy Boat was hit hard. Hometown photo.
An RV, an old boat and other equipment were stored near the fire scene at the time of the blaze. Hometown photo.

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Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning says the fire was reported at 2:06 a.m. Sunday and that Floyd 911 received multiple calls. Firefighters arrived at 1511 Dean Ave. to find flames shooting through the roof. As of midday Sunday, the cause of the blaze remained under investigation in part because crews can’t get into some areas because of the extent of damage and resulting structural collapse, Chewning says.

No firefighters were injured at the scene.


ORIGINAL REPORT:

Please watch traffic on both Dean Avenue and Callier Springs Road this Sunday morning as Rome-Floyd firefighters continue to extinguish a blaze that heavily damaged a warehouse/office buildling to the right of The Gravy Boat on Dean Avenue. At 8:15 a.m., crews were still on a ladder truck, spraying water onto the section with the heaviest damage. The first photo in this sequence shows the hardest-hit area (as seen from Callier Springs Road). We have a brief video below from the scene. (News tip courtesy of DSN).

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