Updated: Early Morning Fire Destroys Grand Island Warehouse

Photo Courtesy: Gale Cates-Sonnenfeld

An early morning fire in Grand Island has destroyed a warehouse storing equipment used by several girls softball teams.

Crews were called to the burning building on Oklahoma Avenue around 4 a.m. Firefighters were at the scene for two hours putting out the flames.

Fire officials say the building is a total loss, as was all the gear inside. The equipment was used by teams in the Central Nebraska Girls Softball Association's Synergy program. Association President Mark Galvan says there was enough gear inside the warehouse to outfit 30 teams.

The teams stopped playing games on July 1 and stored their equipment in the warehouse, which sits just east of the association's indoor practice facility.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown, but is currently being listed as suspicious.