Wichita Falls Fire and Sheppard AFB Fire crews working the three-alarm fire at Ashley Furniture early Sunday morning. The video footage is captured with the department's newest piece of technology, our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

Posted by City of Wichita Falls Fire Department on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 

The Wichita Falls Fire Department has released some impressive aerial video footage of the fire that destroyed a portion of the Ashely Furniture Home Store on Kell blvd Sunday morning (3/13).

The WFFD captured the footage using a new piece of equipment they are calling the "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)."

The fire started around 6:15 am Sunday morning and it took Wichita Falls and Sheppard AFB firefighters about one hour to extinguish the three-alarm blaze.

An investigation found that the fire was caused by an electrical fault in the tower of the building. Birds may have played a role as well. Damage to the building is estimated to be somewhere around $300,000

Ashley Furniture Home Store is scheduled to be back open for business this Friday.