WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A large fire that tore through a West Memphis warehouse on Saturday is still burning Monday.
The City of West Memphis Office of Emergency Management said that the warehouse, which is around 168,000 square feet, was used for Awesome Products, a cleaning products company.
“Our brave firefighters are working tirelessly to contain the situation and protect our community. Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time,” said WMFD in a Facebook post.
There have been no reported injuries.
Many residents are concerned about this smoke and how it can be harmful to the air quality. “I have asthma and when it settles it has a habit of messing with my lungs,” said Leslie Smith who lives nearby.
However, West Memphis Fire Division Chief Robert Mabe tells us there is no indication the air quality is impacted. “We have been air monitoring, the last one completed was about nine-fifteen this morning and there is no risk other than the unpleasant smell of smoke.”
Officials are still investigating what started the fire.