No injuries reported after Viking Pools catches on fire

Emergency Management Coordinator Justin Bunch confirms the location of the fire
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 8:22 PM CDT
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MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE 10:25 a.m. 4/21/22: CBS7 spoke with Midland County Emergency Coordinator Justin Bunch Thursday morning regarding the fire at Viking Pools. Bunch says so far investigators have yet to determine the cause but expect it to be accidental.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was called to the scene last night due to possible toxic smoke in the area. The TCEQ was expected to go out to the scene once again Thursday morning, according to Bunch.


Midland County Emergency Coordinator Justin Bunch confirms to CBS7 that Viking Pools caught on fire around 7:45 Wednesday evening.

Midland and Odessa Fire Departments, Northeast, West Odessa and Greenwood Volunteers assisted.

DPS and state resources also helped.

Bunch says employees were last on the scene at 5 PM.

He says the gate was locked so they do not think anyone was in the building.

No injuries were reported.

They did evacuate surrounding businesses and a nearby RV Park because of smoke.

The south service road from 1788 was blocked off.

The fire is mostly controlled, according to Bunch.

Stay with CBS7 and for further updates.


Original Story:

Midland and Odessa fire crews, Northeast and Greenwood Volunteers are on the scene of the fire near 1788 and I-20.

Traffic is reportedly backed up on I-20.

Many of you saw the black smoke that billowed across the skies.

We have a crew on the scene and will update you as we get more information.

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