- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A blaze in a vacant Terre Haute warehouse sent flames and smoke high into the sky over the city as crews needed nearly two hours to get under control.

Firefighters were called Wednesday night to the one-story warehouse on the city’s south side. Several tanker and ladder trucks were at the scene pouring water on the building but flames reached the roof and it collapsed.

Capt. Norm Loudermilk of the local Arson Task Force tells the Tribune-Star (http://bit.ly/PToRUT ) that the fire’s cause wasn’t immediately known. He said he couldn’t confirm whether anyone was inside the building when the fire started.

Longtime resident John Lewis says several businesses have occupied the warehouse since the 1970s but that it’s been vacant for many years.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com

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