UPDATE: Victim in deadly Florence fire identified, crews still battling fire

Officials work to extinguish fire in Florence

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Responders are still on the scene of a deadly industrial fire in Florence a day after it broke out.

Six people were working inside the building when the fire broke out Wednesday evening, one person did not make it out.

Florence firefighters were still on-scene Thursday morning battling the fire.

That victim has been identified by officials as 34-year-old Justin Ross.

Florence Fire Chief Jeffrey Perkins confirmed Wednesday that Ross died from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters battled a fire at Right Solutions in the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park.
Firefighters battled a fire at Right Solutions in the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park. (Source: DAN BUSEY/TIMES DAILY)

According to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Anerton, a three-alarm fire started burning at Right Solutions in Florence’s Industrial Park Wednesday night. Right Solutions is a company that sells janitorial and cleaning supplies. Because the building contains hazardous chemicals, firefighters sent a heavy response.

Fire Chief Jefferey Perkins tells WAFF the products inside of the building could be fueling the fire.

Nine different fire companies were on the scene Wednesday night, as well as the Florence Police Department.

The Florence Police Department received a call about the fire a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday night and advised people to continue to avoid the area if possible.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. Stick with WAFF for updates both online and on-air.

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