ELWOOD, Ind. (Herald-Bulletin / WISH) - Crews in Madison County are battling a fire that broke out at the old State Plating building.
The Elwood Fire Department arrived to find the building fully engulfed in flames around 6:15 p.m. Friday, 24-Hour News 8's news partner The Herald Bulletin reports.
A three block area from 9th Street to Main Street was reportedly blocked off while crews worked to get the fire under control. At times, flames were reaching 50 feet in the air.
Just after 9 p.m. the Madison County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency reported on Facebook that the fire was under control at 8:50 p.m. and that air in the area was safe, as declared by HAZMAT crews.
State fire investigators will be working to determine the origin of the fire. The fire investigation is expected to continue throughout the weekend.
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