Less than an hour ago, a three-alarm fire broke out in an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Redlands, CA. Headlines are indicating that the 600,000 square foot building has been destroyed. Ironically, this same fulfillment center caught fire, almost to the day, two years ago on June 6, 2018.
After only about 15 minutes of online research, I discovered there have been several other Amazon Fulfillment Center fires all over the country, with the Redlands fire being the fourth one this year.
- Jersey City, NJ on July 13, 2017
- Middletown, DE on March 20, 2018
- Dinwiddie County, VA on April 30, 2018
- Redlands, CA on June 6, 2018
- San Marcos, TX on June 18, 2018
- Palmer Township, PA on July 27, 2018
- Orlando, FL on November 10, 2019
- Charleston, TN on December 8, 2019
- Fresno, CA on April 14, 2020
- Phoenix, AZ on April 12, 2020
- Tucson, AZ on May 11, 2020
- Redlands, CA on June 5, 2020
Bizarre. I mean, what are they constructing these buildings out of anyway? Styrofoam?
Also bizarre, Amazon’s tablet (how’s this for unfortunate synchronicity) is branded as the Amazon Fire.
I’m honestly not sure if this means anything. I would think in warehouses as large as these, these things happen. But it’s always good to keep our antennae in the air. When there are…things that make you go, ”hmmm?”…it never hurts to pause for a few moments and give it some thought.