A massive warehouse fire in Evansville blocks Lloyd Expressway and necessitates the assistance of many firefighters.

A massive warehouse fire in Evansville blocks Lloyd Expressway and necessitates the assistance of many firefighters.

A massive warehouse fire in Evansville blocks Lloyd Expressway and necessitates the assistance of many firefighters.
On Monday morning, various evansville fire departments are battling a huge fire at a Morton Avenue Warehouse near the Lloyd Expressway in evansville, Indiana. Image Credit : sarah Loesch / Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE — Firefighters from many stations are tackling a big warehouse fire that has shut down the Lloyd Expressway and sent a giant cloud of smoke rising above the city.

Evansville Fire Department spokesman Mike Larson said the fire at 119 N. Morton Ave. was still burning at 8:20 a.m. "Every vehicle in the city" was present at the site. The fire broke out just before 5 a.m.

A massive warehouse fire in Evansville blocks Lloyd Expressway and necessitates the assistance of many firefighters.
smoke billows from a fire at 119 N. morton Ave. Macabe brown Image Credit : Courier & Press

Traffic was backed up on the Lloyd Expressway at the Division Street and US 41 exits. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

The Evansville Fire Department has not declared a suspected cause, and no news on potential injuries has been released. According to Larsen, the fire service is attempting to ascertain how many structures were destroyed by the fire.

The smoke was so dense and powerful that it was seen on Evansville weather radar.


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