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Massive fire at vacant building in Cleveland

Posted: 4:57 AM, Sep 23, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-23 04:57:36-04

Cleveland firefighters are battling a 2-alarm fire at a vacant commercial building on Detroit Avenue between West 74th and West 77th streets.

The first call came in around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday for a building on fire and when crews arrived they found flames shooting from the 2-story building.

Now, about 10 units and 50 firefighters are working on knocking down the fire.

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Firefighters said it is not safe to enter the building so they are using a ladder truck to try to tackle the blaze. An energy company responded to the scene to turn off the building's power.

Officials said their goal is to keep the fire away from the occupied structures nearby. 

Neighbors told newsnet5.com that one house and a gas station next to the building were evacuated. 

No injuries have been reported.

Fire crews remain on scene. newsnet5.com will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

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