Blaze destroys tortilla warehouse in Newburgh

Nearly a dozen workers at tortilla manufacturer Azteca Food no longer have jobs after a fast-moving fire over the weekend.

Nearly a dozen workers at tortilla manufacturer Azteca Food no longer have jobs after a fast-moving fire over the weekend.

Nearly a dozen workers at tortilla manufacturer Azteca Food no longer have jobs after a fast-moving fire over the weekend. (10/26/15)

NEWBURGH - Nearly a dozen workers at tortilla manufacturer Azteca Food no longer have jobs after a fast-moving fire over the weekend.

The fire ignited before dawn Sunday at the warehouse located at 215 Washington St. in Newburgh.

Cellphone video captured the early morning flames as they tore through the warehouse.

"We had a lot of employees," said co-owner Andres Reyes. "We need to look out for them and us because we have family too."

Everything inside the factory is gone. That includes the roof, which fell on top of firefighters.

"We had three minor injuries," said assistant chief Terry Ahlers. "One to a mutual aid member, two to our guys."

All three firefighters are OK, and the factory was closed at the time so there was no one inside.

In total, it took nearly 100 firefighters from several departments to get the blaze under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and authorities say it does not appear suspicious.

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