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Oroville Fire Department Investigating Fire at Koppers Inc. Plant

The Oroville Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out at an abandoned warehouse at the Koppers Inc. Plant as suspicious.

Posted: Feb 4, 2019 8:00 AM
Updated: Feb 4, 2019 10:59 AM

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 - The Oroville Fire Department is continuing to mop up hot spots of a fire that broke out in an abandoned warehouse at the Koppers Inc. Plant. 

According to Rob Buckhout, public information officer for the Oroville Fire Department, dispatch received a call about the fire at 6:26 a.m. on Monday. 

When crews arrived on the scene, the structure was 80 percent involved. They immediately started to defend the perimeter of the fire so that it wouldn't spread. 

The fire did not spread, but the structure was 100 percent destroyed. 

Nobody was injured in the incident. There was an issue with the gas line near the structure, so crews requested that PG&E cut the gas line. 

The fire is currently being investigated as possibly being started under suspicious circumstances due to the time of day that the fire broke out and the fact that there is no electricity in that building. 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 


OROVILLE, Calif. -

The Oroville Fire Department is working to put out a fire at the Koppers Inc warehouse.

Firefighters say the fire started at around 6:30 a.m. Monday at the warehouse on Bagget-Marysville Road. Crews have contained the fire to one building. There are no injuries reported at this time, and no threat to other structures.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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