FOX 8 Video shows a Cleveland auto parts store on fire and collapsing. More than a dozen crews were called to the scene at the Clark Auto Parts at West 46th Street and Clark Avenue around 3:20 a.m. on Friday. At one point more than 50 firefighters were on hand.
Officials said the fire seems to have started on the service and machine shop side of the auto parts store. Flammable material inside made the fire all the more challenging to combat.
“It was pretty dangerous. We were fortunate in one level that the building that collapsed was sort of caught by a phone pole and some wires. It was held up a little bit,” said Lt. Norman. “Anytime you come to fight a fire it’s a dangerous situation. We do the best thing that we can to make sure that our members are in a safe proximity.” The front of the two-story building collapsed after flames broke out.