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High Winds Fan Flames Of 4-Alarm Fire At Butler County Business

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) -- High winds fueled a fire at a business warehouse in Butler County on Wednesday morning.

The winter winds posed a challenge to the multiple fire companies called out to the former Ibis Tek building, which is now owned by a different company, after 9 a.m. near Saxonburg Boulevard.

(Photo Credit: Bryant Reed/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: Bryant Reed/KDKA)

Four alarms were eventually called as crews battled the fire. The flames spread through two buildings, but firefighters were able to contain it before it moved to a third structure, the Middlesex Township fire chief said.

The Middlesex Township Volunteer Fire Company chief said he was amazed crews were able to put the fire out so quickly especially with the winter weather conditions. Cold weather temperatures can cause serious problems with equipment, but the chief said there were no issues.

One of the building's roofs is a total loss, and equipment inside was also damaged.

No injuries were reported.

Authorities have not yet said what sparked the fire.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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