Fire Guts Warehouse in Central Pennylsvania Injuries

May 4, 2012

A ferocious fire has gutted an industrial building and damaged several others in central Pennsylvania.

The three-alarm blaze started about 10 p.m. Wednesday at the former Lear Corp. building in Carlisle, Cumberland County.

More than 100 firefighters from several counties were called in to help. A series of booms were heard throughout the night. It’s believed propane tanks stored inside the buildings exploded.

Some residents in the area were evacuated. Several homes sustained minor damage.

The complex has had a variety of owners in recent years. Carlisle Events, owners of the local fairgrounds, bought the property in 2010 and planned to redevelop it.

No one was hurt. Investigators are trying to determine a cause but the fire was so severe they may never be able to determine what sparked it.

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