Crews battle large fire at Charlie’s Food Mart in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville firefighters had quite the battle on Wednesday morning on North Main St., responding to a fire at the old Charlie’s Food Mart just after 2:30 a.m.

Firefighters were met with heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof.

At one point, firefighters were called out of the building because of the danger.

There were no reports of anyone being injured.

Fire officials said the building was vacant and the utilities were cut off.

In a police report, an Arson investigator says the business was locked and the windows boarded up.

In the same report, an investigator said there were no witnesses that observed any activity prior to the fire.

The city has requested an emergency raze order.

Original story

EVANSVILLE, Ind, (WEHT) — Crews have been fighting a fire at the old Charlie’s Food Mart building on North Main Street in Evansville since about 2:30 Wednesday morning.

When fire crews arrived, they said there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof.

Our Eyewitness News videographer on the scene reports — in the hours since, the fire has only gotten worse.

At one point, firefighters were inside the building, but had to be called out because of the danger.

So far, there are no reports of anyone being injured.

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(This story was originally published on October 30, 2019)

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