Fire at the Pepsi Plant [UPDATE]
UPDATE: I had the opportunity to stop by Pepsi to talk with some of the employees, including one of the owners, Mike Dimitch. Mike and the plant manager Ernie gave me a tour of the devastation from Wednesday night. As mentioned in an earlier update some of Pepsi’s vintage cars were damaged in the fire including this classic Pepsi delivery truck!
Listen to my morning show on Friday, March 30 during the 7 a.m. hour and I will have Mike Dimitch live on 97.1 K-Bear.
UPDATE: Here is exclusive cell phone footage from the fire that engulfed parts of the Pepsi plant on the evening of March28. The video is courtesy of Juan Flores.
UPDATE: Firefighters arrived at the Pepsi plant Wednesday night, March 28 to find a wood shed engulfed. Upon further investigation it was determined that the fire had reached into the back portions of the main bottling section of the Pepsi plant. Some of those buildings held about 30 vintage cars, two of which were burned. The investigation continues and the cause of the blaze is unknown.
At about 7:30 Wednesday night (March 28), a call came in that the Pepsi Distribution center was on fire. A shed south of the plant was fully engulfed in flames, and the flames were knocked down after about 20 minutes.
Battalion Chief Phil White told Q-2 television that no one was in the building at the time of the fire.
No cause has been released.