100+ firefighters battle early morning fire at warehouse

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Fire Department rushed to a large fire at a warehouse Thursday morning.

The fire broke out at an Elridge Avenue warehouse belonging to Charles O Cox Corporation, a lumber company that's been in business for more than 70 years.

"My heart was racing, you know, because I saw the fire as I was getting off the interstate. I saw how orange the sky was," Deacon Cloice Chatman said. Chatman's church, Trinity All Nations, is located next to the warehouse that caught fire.

Chatman said he's thankful firefighters were able to keep the fire contained.

The warehouse was destroyed in the fire, but nobody was inside and nobody got hurt.

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