Structure Fire at Shopping Center on West Beauregard
The fire department responded to a structure fire at the former Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CVCED) headquarters, 2009 W. Beauregard Ave. at S. Garrett Street at 10:15 p.m. Saturday night.
Our reporter at the scene said that the exact location appears to be the startup company Medhab, Inc. where medical sensors for post-knee surgery patients are made.
The initial call was for a tripped burglar alarm. When police arrived and inspected the building, they saw smoke or felt heat was felt from the windows. The fire department was called.
Initial reports on the radio were discussions about how to attack the fire, and whether or not risking a backdraft by busting the doors or windows out for access.
Firefighters decided to break the front windows open to gain access.
At the scene, smoke could be seen pouring out of the roof, but no visible flames. Firefighters are searching for the source of the black smoke.
Ladder 1 and two pumper trucks arrived at the scene.
The fire is ongoing right now.
We will update this story when more information is available.
Update 12:12 a.m.
There is no more smoke coming from the building. Ladder 1 and one of the pumper trucks have departed the scene. Thomas Truett from the Fire Marshal's office is still investigating the cause. We will update this story when more information is available.
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