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Welding embers likely caused fire at Brownsburg warehouse construction site, officials say

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 16:01:17-04

BROWNSBURG — A warehouse under construction in Brownsburg caught fire Friday afternoon, the fire territory said.

Brownsburg Fire Territory responded to the fire around 12:45 p.m. in the area of Ronald Reagan Parkway and Connector Road.

Danny Brock, public information officer for the Brownsburg Fire Territory, said there is only a frame, and construction materials and equipment inside are on fire.

It's unknown at this time if anyone has been injured.

Fire Marshal Steve Jones said welders were working on the roof when embers landed on stacks of insulation.

Brock said the building was being developed by Scannel Properties and a planned tenant wasn't known at this time.

Northbound Ronald Reagan Parkway from 400 North and 1000 East from 136 was closed by 1:36 p.m. and reopened around 2:35 p.m., according to Brownsburg police.