GFD investigating Agat fire

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The Guam Fire Department responded to a fire in Agat. (GFD photo)

What caused a fire to erupt at a warehouse in Agat last night? That is what Guam Fire Department fire investigators are trying to figure out.

GFD Spokesman Kevin Reilly has confirmed that an investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched stating: “The investigation is ongoing and we cannot speculate the cause until it is complete.”

The fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. last night by a passerby who told authorities that smoke was seen coming from the GRESCO warehouse in Agat.

Reilly says when GFD’s Engine 5 responded to the incident they confirmed that it was a structure fire and additional units were needed to battle the blaze.

Assistance was received from six GFD Fire Engines and three Naval Fire Department Units to include their Confined Space Rescue team.

The collaborative effort helped to bring the fire under control at around 7:30 p.m. and overhaul efforts were conducted.

Pictures from GFD appear to indicate that the fire came close to an area where metal drums whose contents are unknown were stored.

Reilly stated that no injuries were reported from the public or responding personnel.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.