Smoking materials improperly discarded were discovered in the area where a fire started outside the Meijer Distribution Center in Tipp City on Wednesday night, firefighters said Thursday.
Firefighters responded to the manufacturing facility on County Road 25-A around 7:45 p.m.
The fire started in an outside corner of the building, where dried plants, debris and other miscellaneous storage were found.
The fire spread to a truck dock overhang and a wall near where the fire started, but the situation was contained within 45 minutes, officials said.
A spokesman for Meijer described the fire as a “small one” and added that employees were evacuated. None was injured, he said.