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Bethel Firefighters Respond To Warehouse Fire

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Andrew Gonzales
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The Bethel Fire Department responded to a structure fire over the weekend with no injuries reported. The cause is not yet known.

The Bethel Police Department’s Facebook page says that on Sunday, firefighters responded to a report of smoke and flames coming out of a warehouse belonging to Faulkner Walsh Constructors in Bethel. Part-owner Steven Walsh said that he is not sure about the cause, but he has an idea of where the fire started.

“I believe it started near the waste oil heater, and [there was] a lot of smoke damage and some flame damage in the ceiling," said Walsh.

Walsh says the official determination for the cause of the Sunday morning fire will come later, but he says there was no other damage other than to the heater and the ceiling. An insurance adjuster came to Bethel Wednesday to investigate the fire.

Police say the fire was quickly extinguished after the fire crews responded, and the building was released to the owners.