EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville and Henderson fire crews are on the scene of a business fire at the corner of East Franklin Street and Morton Ave. Firefighters say they saw smoke coming from the Morton Warehouse as they approached the building and were able to determine it was coming from the warehouse. Evansville police are also on the scene.

EFD called the fire a “defensive fire,” and were working to prevent further spread of the blaze. Since it’s ignition around 5 a.m., the fire has spread to multiple nearby structures and a building has collapsed. The Evansville Fire Department has since given further update on the situation.

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The Department of Transportation has closed the Lloyd Expressway near 41 and it is advised that commuters avoid the area.

This is a developing story, Eyewitness news will provide updates as more information becomes available.