Early morning fire damages Temple food pantry

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Temple firefighters were sent to a warehouse fire early Monday morning.

The alarm was turned in at 3:10 a.m. for the fire at 106 West Avenue D behind the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store.

First firefighters on the scene reported heavy smoke coming from inside, with indications that there was an active fire burning inside.

A statement from Temple Fire & Rescue said that building renovations inside of the building, limited access to the structure, and the area of the fire.

The fire was finally called under control at 5:15 am. 

The food pantry was part of the St. Vincent De Paul thrift store. The fire started at a nearby building then spread to the store.

The food pantry feeds at least 1,000 people in Bell County per month.

Some streets in the area were closed during firefighting operations

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday morning.

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