DeLand, FL – A fire near DeLand last night (May 24) on Padrick Street off Shell Road, west of town, shut down SR 44 for a time as fire crews worked to contain it.
Division Chief of Volusia County Fire Rescue Nick Castelli said. “It appears that it was a storage facility for pallets with some adjacent structures that stores boats. Unfortunately it’s a total loss.”
More than 60 firefighters responded to the fire, including Volusia County Firefighters, Deland, Orange City, and Deltona Fire Departments. Investigators said flames were so hot, the fire melted nearby street signs.
There has been no report of any injuries and the cause of the fire is not known at this time.
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