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Rocky River Fire Department responds to massive fire at condo under construction

Rocky River condo fire
Rocky River fire
Massive fire destroys Rocky River condo under construction.
aftermath of Rocky River fire
Posted at 6:47 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 14:31:32-05

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A massive fire broke out at an unoccupied condominium project under construction Sunday. The fire caused a cloud of smoke and ash to be blown across I-90, previously shutting down the highway in both directions.

The fire broke out Sunday evening at an unoccupied condominium project under construction on Hilliard Boulevard between Wooster Road and Valley View Drive, according to the Rocky River Fire Department.

On Monday morning, firefighters started spraying the condo again, using a ladder truck to monitor any hot spots.

Authorities shut off the power in the area and the American Red Cross has been notified, according to city officials.

New photos show the aftermath of a fire that broke out at a Rocky River condo on Sunday.

Eight volunteers from the Red Cross were at the scene of the fire handing out water, snacks and blankets to displaced residents and first responders.

Police confirmed the fire has spread to at least one other building.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Dominion Energy was called to the scene after rescue crews reported the smell of gas. Dominion Energy crews say they did not find natural gas, they found propane.

The condo project was new construction and was nearly completely framed before it caught fire Sunday, according to city officials.

Smoke from the fire showed up on radar from Rocky River, according to News 5 meteorologist Trent Magill.

Fire officials said no injuries have been reported at this time.