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Delta Fire contains structure fire after eight-hour battle

Firefighters will be on scene most of Wednesday hitting hotspots and investigating the case of the fire
River Road fire second photo
It took eight hours for Delta Firefighters to contain a stubborn structure fire on River Road.

A stubborn structure fire on River Road was contained by Delta Firefighters after an eight-hour battle Tuesday.

Around 3 p.m., Tuesday, Delta fire received multiple calls about smoke coming from a building in the 8500 block of River Road.

The fire was in an industrial complex and when firefighters arrived, the call was moved up to a first alarm with flames and heavy smoke coming from the structure, said Deputy Chief Brad Wilson.

Delta had 27 firefighters on scene throughout the call with five apparatus, a battalion and a fire investigation unit.

River Road was closed to traffic shortly after Delta fire arrived.

The area was re-opened to traffic just after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“We sent all trucks home with the exception of one around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night,” said Wilson. “We have had the aerial apparatus on scene throughout and we will have that there cycling crews throughout the day [Wednesday].

“It was a truck repair facility from what I understand, and I believe in the lower floor of the initial building that went up, there was some oil storage as well as some tires. That is what is stubborn right now.

“There were three buildings attached. It [the fire] lit up the middle one, went west into the main frontage building and we kept it from the one behind.”
Wilson said the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.