PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Officials say there are no injuries after a massive fire broke out at the Walmart Distribution Center in Plainfield on Wednesday.
Firefighters from across central Indiana were called to the warehouse at 11:57 a.m. and arrived at noon. Crews said the building was too dangerous to enter, leading them to take a more defensive approach.
Emergency personnel estimated 1,000 employees were evacuated successfully by bus, and no injuries have been reported.
After combating the fire for over three hours, crews said they were beginning to run low on water. More trucks were then brought to the seen to help slow down the fire.
“We’ve focused our efforts on trying to contain it [the fire] where it is, and that’s exactly what we’re doing now,” said Joe Aldridge, deputy chief with the Plainfield Fire Department. “Right now there’s no reason to think it’ll expand to any other structures or buildings or neighboring neighborhoods.”
People in the area were told to take shelter for safety purposes. Debris from the fire was falling in nearby neighborhoods and the air quality is also a concern.
Katiera Winfrey with WISH-TV reported debris in surrounding areas.
Wayne Township Fire Department posted drone footage of the fire to twitter.