Pro Food Systems official motor vehicle fire statement
At 2:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, two tractor trailers parked at the loading dock of the Pro Food Systems (PFS) warehouse caught fire. Because of the joint efforts of many local workers and volunteers, there was no major structural damage to the 65,000 sq. ft. building. There was only minor damage to the face of the building at the loading docks and no equipment or products were damaged inside the structure. Both trucks and trailers were a complete loss. PFS is fully operational, receiving and distributing as normal.
“We are thankful that there was no one in the trucks or warehouse at the time of the fire and there were no injuries,” reported Shawn Burcham, CEO of Pro Food Systems. “We want to offer our most sincere thanks to the community for calling in the report and for all of their continued support. We also want to thank the Holts Summit and Callaway County law enforcement agencies for responding so quickly and acknowledge the great work done by the Holts Summit Fire Protection District and community volunteers in containing the fire quickly. Without this rapid response there is no doubt that more significant damage would have occurred.”
The cause of the fire is still unknown. Security footage shows the fire originated in one truck which then ignited the second truck, spreading back through its trailer toward the loading dock. Burcham indicated that there is no foul play suspected but a full investigation is underway. There is no further information at this time.