Fire guts IPI warehouse in the CNMI; DFEMS investigating the cause

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At around 4:58 p.m. Friday, the Department of Fire and EMS 911 received a call reporting a fire at the IPI warehouse in Lower Base, Saipan.  (From DFEMS)

CNMI’s fire investigators are still investigating the trash fire that gutted a warehouse owned by casino operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI) on Friday, June 12. 

At around 4:58 p.m. the Department of Fire and EMS 911 received a call reporting a fire at the IPI warehouse in Lower Base, Saipan. 

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According to DFEMS, at around 5:00 p.m., Engine-2 and Medic-2 from the Garapan Fire Station, Engine-5 from the Kagman Fire Station, and Rescue-1 from the Susupe Fire Station were dispatched to the location. 

The first unit arrived on the scene five minutes later. Engine-2 personnel opened the locked gate and confirmed the trash fire had spread to the warehouse.

DFEMS said “no persons were injured and no treatment was provided at the scene for medical complaints related to the fire. 

First responding units reported that the structure is a three-story concrete warehouse. The fires area of origin was on the north end of the structure and the fire was a trash fire that quickly spread to the warehouse. The fire moved up the north end of the warehouse and fully engulfed the third floor.

DFEMS contained the fire on Saturday, at 8:15 a.m. As of Sunday, DFEMS investigators are still processing the scene for the cause of the fire.