- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

CROMWELL, Ind. (AP) - A fire has destroyed a northeastern Indiana strip mall but firefighters were able to keep flames away from gasoline pumps at the site.

The (Kendallville) News-Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1kFrhmf ) the fire Sunday afternoon at the Shady Acres Mini-Mall in Cromwell leveled a one-story building, leaving a pile of smoldering ruins where a pizzeria, a convenience store and a laundromat had stood about 35 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.

The blaze produced thick black smoke that could be seen for miles before firefighters from six departments extinguished the flames.

The State Fire Marshal’s office estimated damages at $800,000.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.


Information from: The News-Sun, https://www.kpcnews.com

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