An aggressive attack by firefighters from multiple agencies stopped a two-alarm blaze involving produce packing boxes from spreading to nearby structures late Saturday night in Lompoc.
Firefighters from the Lompoc Fire Department were dispatched at 7:45 p.m. to the incident at 1501 North L St. at an ag business behind Walmart on West Central Avenue, Battalion Chief Scott Nunez said.
With huge flames and a large column of smoke from the fire, personnel from the Santa Barbara County, Vandenberg and Santa Maria fire departments also responded to assist.
“Crews made an aggressive exterior attack and were able to contain the fire to the pallets of boxes and prevent any extension to the structures,” Nunez said.
“The fire was placed under control approximately two hours after the initial call with overhaul completed several hours later.
No one was injured in the incident, but an American Medical Response ambulance responded as a precuation.
Officers from the Lompoc Police Department provided traffic control in the area after firefighters said members of the public were blocking access to the fire.
Damage was estimated at $325,000, Nunez said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation on Sunday.
The fire occurred at Lompoc Valley Cooling, built 10 years ago by fourth-generation local farmer Bob Campbell.
The site also is home to EpicVeg and the Campbell Ranch offices.