Firefighters battled a three-alarm commercial fire in Banning Thursday morning that blazed at a vinyl disc manufacturer near Interstate 10 and Highway 243, the Riverside County Fire Department reported.
The fire was reported at 8:02 a.m. at 101 W. Lincoln St. and contained about 10:45 a.m., according to the department.
The building is listed as the location of Apollo Masters Corp., which produces lacquer discs used in the music industry.
Black smoke billowed from the roof of the 15,000-square-foot building when the first slate of firefighters arrived, according to the department. In all, 82 firefighters battled the flames.
The fire caused the temporarily closed of Highway 243 south of Interstate 10, and spurred evacuations at nearby businesses.
Firefighters remained on the scene as of 4:25 p.m.
Road closures also remain in effect — San Gorgonio Avenue, between Lincoln and Barbour streets, and Lincoln Street, from Eighth and South Florida streets, are also closed.
Fire officials said the street closures will be “re-evaluated” once temporary fencing is erected around the affected building.
Nearby schools will be open Friday, the department said.
No injuries were reported.
The cause remains under investigation.
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