Firefighters from 15 different departments in the Tarrant County area have responded to a four alarm structure fire at Keller Outdoor Power located on U.S. Highway 377.
Emergency calls were received at approximately 1:30 p.m. and crews were dispatched to the scene. The crews involved with assisting the Keller Fire-Rescue Department were from Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Euless, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Watauga and Bedford.
Keller Outdoor Power employee Tiger Pipkin has worked for the company since 2009 and was inside of the building when the fire started. He believes he smelled an electrical fire before he could see the smoke.
“It started in the shop area,” said Pipkin. “I saw black smoke coming in over the door.”
Onlooker Dale Gawrychowski said he saw the fire from down the street and walked around to the back of the store for a closer look.
“Police told me that I had to back away because of propane tanks,” said Gawrychowski.
Keller Fire Chief Dan Gaumont said there were six 55-gallon drum barrels of racing fuel and a number of propane cylinders inside the building. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Gaumont said the cause of the fire will be investigated and the street would probably be closed until well after 6 p.m.