Firefighters struggle to eradicate downtown structure fire

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — Fire crews are in a battle to extinguish a large structure fire in downtown Huntington.

The building is home to a century-old law firm as well as a barbershop.

Firefighters were called to the corner of Cherry and Market street just after 8 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a fire. The fire continued to be active later in the day with flames climbing through the top fo the building around 11 a.m.

The downtown building is home to multiple apartments and various businesses.

Around 60 to 70 firefighters were on scene, according to Huntington Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Huff.

A heavy and thick smoke clouded the downtown area as firefighters struggled to put out the fire. Crews worked to eradicate the fire from the Cherry street and Market street roads.

Families were seen evacuating the area, clutching on to their belongings and their kids.

No injuries have yet to be reported, according to Huff.

 

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