Cleveland Fire crews contain industrial blaze

Cleveland Fire crews contain industrial blaze

One firefighter was hurt and a warehouse destroyed after a three alarm fire blazed on Cleveland's east side Saturday morning.

It took Cleveland Firefighters over two hours to get the blaze under control. Officials say that crews will remain on the scene at 1210 E. 55th Street late into the night working to put out hotspots.

When firefighters arrived on the scene just before 10 a.m., flames were shooting up at least 30 to 40 feet. The warehouse was full of paper products. Initial investigation revealed that an employee cooking hot dogs on a 55 gallon drum may have started the fire.

"What that does is it brings a lesson to everyone, its a moment that we can teach public and all residents that you don't cook inside structures," said fire department spokesperson Larry Gray.

The building was closed, but the new owner, who just took over the property this weekend, had some employees working.

The hurt firefighter's condition is not known. He was taken away on a stretcher but his injuries were not life-threatening.

No one else was injured.

See more pictures from the scene HERE.

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