Structure fire closes eastbound lanes of US 52

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A structure fire closed the eastbound lanes of U.S. 52 West from Klondike Road to U.S. 231 Sunday morning.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Wabash Township Fire Department were dispatched to a vacant apartment building in the 2800 Block of U.S. 52 West around 5 a.m. Sunday.

According to sheriff’s office, no one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

Deputies said more than 50 percent of the building, scheduled for demolition, was damaged by the fire.

Around 9 a.m., the eastbound lanes of U.S. 52 were reopened, according to WISH-TV sister station WLFI News. No injuries were reported, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The West Lafayette Police Department and Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service also assisted at the scene.