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Fire crews able to contain blaze at Repcon Inc. building, no injuries reported

Officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Emergency personnel were called to a structure fire at the Repcon Inc. headquarters, a chemical plant and refinery construction company, on the 7500 block of Up River Road at about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

According to a press release from the City of Corpus Christi, crews encountered heavy fire and smoke upon arrival of the scene. Units from the Corpus Christi Fire Department and Annaville Fire Department responded to a second alarm to provide support. 

Annaville Fire Department and Corpus Christi Fire Department currently battling a commercial structure fire on the 7000...

Posted by Annaville Fire Department-Nueces County ESD #1 on Saturday, November 27, 2021

The release states crews used elevated water streams to attack the blaze. Water pressure was increased in the area due to the large volume needed to fight the flames. 

Firefighters were able to limit the damage to one large-building and maintenance shop, the release states.

“Firefighters were faced with heavy fire and smoke conditions when arriving on scene,” Fire Chief Robert Rocha said. “They were able to suppress the fire with no injuries.”

3News was told by crews on scene said no one was inside the building when the fire broke out.

Officials said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but 3News was told the cause may have been an electrical malfunction, as a nearby transformer was seen sparking around the time the fire broke out.

This is a developing story. Check back here on KIIITV.com, for updates.

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