Fire Erupts at Menlo Park Warehouse

The chief said exposed electrical cords may have sparked the fire, but an investigation into exactly what caused the blaze is ongoing.

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012  |  Updated 12:33 PM PDT
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 Firefighters put out a 2-alarm fire in a commercial warehouse in 

Menlo Park late Saturday night, a fire chief said.
  Fire crews responded just after 11:45 p.m. to the fire at the 
5,000-square-foot warehouse of wooden and plastic pallet business Duran 
Pallets at 3620 Haven Avenue, Menlo Park Fire District Chief Harold 
Schapelhouman said.
  Fire personnel had to break into the smoke-filled, warehouse by 
cutting holes in the building's rolling metal doors, the fire chief said.
  "The good news was that they had a sprinkler system, so that kept 
the fire in check until we could get the building opened up," he said.
   Once inside, firefighters saw a roughly 10-foot stack of wooden 
pallets on fire. 
  It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control, 
Schapelhouman said.
  The chief said exposed electrical cords may have sparked the fire, 
but an investigation into exactly what caused the blaze is ongoing.
  He said the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the 
building.
  No workers were inside the warehouse at the time of the fire, and 
no firefighters were injured.

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