Huge Warehouse Fire in Downtown Sweetwater Damages Buildings & Knocks Out Power


SWEETWATER – Fire broke out in a warehouse in downtown Sweetwater Saturday evening sending huge plumes of thick, black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.  

According to information from the Sweetwater Fire Department and Ambulance Service, the fire was in a warehouse in the 100 block of Broadway St. and had downed several power lines.  

Several surrounding fire departments were called in to assist in fighting the major structure fire.  

There were widespread power outages Saturday evening across the city.  

No injuries have been reported at this time.  Social media posts indicate the building might house an auto body repair shop but those reports have not been confirmed. 

Sweetwater is about an hour northwest of San Angelo in I-20 and is the County Seat of Nolan County.  

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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