Ilze Dāme-Birziņa, VUGD's spokeswoman, told Latvian Television's morning broadcast on April 24 that the call had been received at 1:13 at night. A hangar-type building burned.
The fire was extensive, with 36 rescuers and 8 firetrucks involved in clearing jobs. The building burned in an area of 3,000 square meters, and rescuers managed to protect the adjacent building.
Shortly after 4:00 in the morning., the spread of the fire was contained.
An operational headquarters was established at the event, including representatives of the operational services, the production facility, and the State Environmental Service.