- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

GARRETSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A firefighter was injured and 13 businesses were destroyed by a fire that swept through a historic downtown block in the northeastern Ohio village of Garrettsville.

The Garrettsville Police Department says that a firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after battling the blaze Saturday. Officials say 34 local fire departments responded to the scene.

Police say that dispatchers received a call around 1:15 p.m. Saturday that “Main Street is on fire.”

Fire officials told WKYC-TV that the fire started at the corner of Center and Main streets and spread to four buildings.

The fire is under investigation by the Portage county fire investigation unit and state fire marshal’s office.

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