Fire breaks out in processing room of large industrial facility Sunday evening

On Sunday, November 27th, 2022, at 6:15 pm, the Turlock Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at Sensient Natural Ingredients, 151 S Walnut Rd, Turlock.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found light smoke emitting from the large industrial facility, so they upgraded the incident to a commercial working structure fire which brought in additional resources from the Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit, and American Medical Response.

Firefighters began investigating and located a fire inside one of the processing rooms that was being contained by the facility’s sprinkler system. Firefighters immediately began fire attack and were able to quickly put the fire out.

Firefighters remained on scene for an extended period of time after the fire was out conducting overhaul, investigation, and other post-fire activities.

The Turlock Irrigation District and Pacific Gas and Electric Company responded to the scene to secure utilities, while the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District and Turlock Rural Fire Protection District provided city coverage for the duration of the incident.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, however, its origin was a piece of machinery.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit at 209-525-5537.

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