Cleveland: Fire crews battle blaze at Walgreens

9:18 PM, Oct 14, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Fire Department responded to a fire at a Walgreens on the city's east side Saturday evening. 

Walgreens is located at 6410 Broadway Avenue. The fire started just after 9:00 p.m. but soon developed into a Triple-two alarm blaze.

Employees reportedly smelled smoke in the store's cosmetic department but were unable to locate a fire. Some time after, employees saw flames in the department and called 911.

Workers helped customers evacuate the store while emergency crews were en route.

Police have assisted crews in shutting down Broadway Avenue until firefighters were able to get the fire under control. The area has now reopened.

The store sustained fire damage in the cosmetic area. Much of the store's merchandise will likely be a loss as the rest of the store sustained heavy smoke damage.

Fire crews are investigating to determine the cause of the fire.


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