Industrial Complex Fire Dominates Northeast Ohio Skyline

19 Action News AAA Camera 11a.m.
19 Action News AAA Camera 11a.m.

Cleveland, OH - A huge black cloud of smoke could be seen for miles thanks to a fire located on the 3000 block of Berea Road, at the Werner Industrial Complex.

The building burst into flames around 11:00 a.m. Saturday, backing up traffic up and down Berea Road. Werner Industrial Complex makes styrofoam packaging peanuts.

Four people were working on the roof when they accidentally cut into a pipe and sent sparks flying across the roof. Cleveland Fire is claiming this was an accidental fire caused by those sparks.

Cleveland Fire has estimated the loss of the Werner Industrial Complex to be $750,000 dollars. None of the four workers or firefighters were injuried.

The 19 Action Newsroom was flooded with calls from people living all over Northeast Ohio that could see the big black cloud of smoke that dominated the skyline.

The fire was located in Cleveland near the Lakewood border and could be seen from Solon, North Ridgeville, and as far south as Brunswick, OH.

The complex houses two other companies named Storopack and Lakewood Marine.