In the early morning of November 23rd while many county residents were shopping and taking advantage of black Friday deals, MDFR firefighters were responding to a third alarm warehouse fire at United Pillow Factory.
Units arrived to heavy black smoke. The fire burned through fabric, foam, wood, and cardboard located inside the warehouse. It was also reported that propane tanks were also inside, posing an additional danger to the crews.
Firefighters were worried about a possible building collapse due to the high temperatures and stood on the roof of adjoining warehouses to attack the fire from above. Ladder and Aerial trucks were also utilized. More than 80 units and 150 firefighters responded to this call. The cause of the fire is under investigation.