Fire Smolders In Trucking Company Building Fire

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POSTED: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 8:31pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 8:37pm

EL PASO -- A fire is still smoldering three days after nearly consuming a trucking company building in South Central El Paso. Crews were out there again this morning after witnesses noticed smoke coming from the top of the building.

The 20 firefighters on the scene couldn't go inside to locate the hot spots because of the severe damage to the building from Friday night.

"In a fire this size and the limited efforts of having access to the interior due to the instability of the structure, it's common for there to be difficulty in fully extinguishing the fire," said El Paso Fire Fighter Benjamin Ibarra.

The weather is also a factor for firefighters. They've been rotating crews because it's so hot outside. Estimated damage so far for the building is at least $150,000, not including damage to the items inside.

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