Beaumont Fire Deapertment

Beaumont Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 110 S. 4th St. shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to find a patch of wooded brush in the area fully engulfed in flames.

According to reports from the agency, when firefighters arrived, they found a pile of tires on fire inside of a vacant warehouse that was being torn down. A contractor company hired by Moore Supply to tear down an old building behind the business was apparently using a cutting torch and accidentally caught the pile of tires on fire, investigators contend.