Round Rock Fire responds to commercial building fire

One person was treated on scene for injuries following a commercial building fire in Round Rock over the weekend.

Round Rock Fire Department responded to the blaze at approximately 11:33 a.m. Sunday afternoon at the GP1 Collision Center located at 2800 Chisholm Trail Road.  Eight units arrived to find smoke pouring out of a large overhead door leading to the shop area. Fire crews extinguished a van on fire in the shop, and the structure had an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with the City’s Fire Code. Two heads activated as a result of the fire, which helped prevent the fire from spreading to the inside of the building before crews arrived.

“An incident like this really shows the value that fire sprinkler systems provide to protect property from devastating damage,” Interim Fire Chief Shane Glaiser said. “Without having the system, this fire could and would have been much worse.”

The fire was declared under control at 11:44 a.m. Williamson County EMS treated one person on scene for smoke inhalation; no one was transported to the hospital for injuries. The fire appears to have originated from welding blankets near the van, which caught fire during welding work and spread to the vehicle.




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