Crews battle large warehouse fire in Muncie

(Provided Photo/Bobby Arms)
(Provided Photo/Bobby Arms)

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH/AP) – Fire crews battled a large warehouse fire in Muncie on Saturday morning.

The old warehouse that was the former site of a piano factory burned down at at the corner of W. 8th Street and Rochester Avenue.

Firefighters said the three-story brick building had a wood frame and burned out of control once the massive blaze started early Saturday morning. Smoke from the fire was visible for miles.

Deputy Fire Chief Bret Granger says the warehouse was previously a piano factory.

The Star Press reports that in recent years the building has been used by a pallet and skid manufacturer and as a chemical distributor.

A neighbor says he heard explosions inside the building. Firefighters monitored a nearby trailer they say contained oil products.

Police said there were no injuries reported.

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