NEWARK, Ohio (WCMH) — Crews worked for several hours Sunday morning to get a warehouse fire in Newark under control.
According to dispatchers, firefighters were called to the 300 block of West Main Street at 4:00am for a two-alarm fire. When they arrived, heavy flames were found coming through the roof.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Asst. Fire Chief of Newark, Doug Vermaaten says 75 firefighters from nine departments all responded.
“The determination was made quickly we were going to go defensive due to the age of the building and the amount of fire we were dealing with we did not want to put firefighters inside,” said Vermaaten.
The building was part of the Newark Station development which is a mixed-use complex with recreation and housing facilities.
Mayor Jeff Hall says this was a best-case scenario as not much, if any work, had been done to that building.
“We’re having a discussion with building codes on tearing down the building due to the fact that the walls are leaning onto West Main Street,” said Vermaaten.
No timeline was given on if or when that building or section may be torn down, but until a determination is made, West Main Street will remain closed.