PAFD continues to work warehouse blaze on Lakeshore Drive

Published 10:51 am Monday, July 8, 2019

Firefighters are continuing this morning to put out hot spots from a large warehouse fire on Lakeshore Drive.

Sometime after 2 a.m. Monday the alarm company for Worldwide Sorbent Products Inc. alerted first responders of the fire.

Several blocks around the area are barricaded off as firefighters battle the fire.

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Port Arthur Fire Marshal Paul Washburn said one firefighter was treated for heat and was able to return to work.

PAFD Chief Larry Richard said that at one point there were six engines and a ladder truck from the department responding, then overtime was called in. In addition, Port Neches Fire Department assisted with a ladder truck and Groves Fire Department assisted with an engine.

Power is shut off to Port Arthur City Hall, municipal court, police and fire departments offices and the U.S. Post Office but some of the offices are working n generator power.

This is a developing story. Check back as more information becomes available.