The Storm Lake aerial fire truck was called in for a reported roof fire at the Consumers Supply warehouse on East Richland Wednesday afternoon.
Workers were evacuated after a welding torch being used to cut steel ceiling deck above a loading dock caught the fiberboard in the roof on fire. An employee quickly responded with a fire extinguisher, holding the damage to the building at a minimum. Firefighters investigated the roof structure with the aerial platform while others used a ladder to check the inside roof from below. There were no injuries, but several blocks of Richland Street were closed down in the incident.