SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A large pallet storage and manufacturing fire is under investigation by the Santa Maria Fire Department.
It broke out around 10 p.m. Tuesday night at 1563 West Betteravia Road.
Crews arrived on scene and found a large fire involving multiple stacks of pallets, machinery, vehicles and outbuildings either engulfed in flames or exposed to the fire.
Due to the lack of water sources from the fire, firefighters broke through gates and fences to provide a constant water supply from over 1200 feet away. At one point, the 100 foot Aerial ladder was used to control the large amount embers carried by onshore winds into nearby neighborhoods.
The fire was contained around 12 a.m. Wednesday morning and no one was hurt.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.