Hopkinsville Firefighters remain on scene of a structure fire at Metalsa on Bill Bryan Boulevard Tuesday morning.
According to HFD Lt. Payton Rogers, four stations responded to the alert received from dispatch around 1:45 a.m. and upon arrival, were met with a large volume of fire coming from the roof of the factory. Power was shut off to the facility as firefighters began attacking the blaze.
All factory personnel were able to safely evacuate, with no reported injuries to staff or firefighters.
Official Statement from Fire Chief Steve Futrell:
“Our crews continue to battle and locate this fire, which is below ground in pits. The building has suffered a roof collapse over the seat of the fire, making operations extremely challenging and dangerous for our personnel. The entire Chief Staff is on-scene, committed to extinguishing this fire safely. We have about 95% containment at this time, and we’ll be here for as long as we need to be.
I’d like to thank our personnel, Christian County Emergency Management, and Fort Campbell Fire Department for their quick response, as well as everyone who has reached out offering support.”
It was likely that the fire department would remain on scene into Wednesday morning, as they work to make sure the blaze is fully extinguished.