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    Lakewood Fire Department Helps Tackle a Huge Fire
    Image taken by Jason Howland

    On Sunday, February 23, in Rocky River Ohio a huge fire erupted at a condominium building that was under construction. The site was located on Hillard Blvd. between Valley View and Wooster Road. The event happened around 6 p.m.

    The building was called the Rockport River Luxury Condos and was expected to be completed in the Spring of 2020. This building was under the very known and popular Howard Hanna Real Estate. To construct the building its estimated cost would be $335,000.

    The location and the severity of the fire required multiple fire departments to come together and work as a team to take down the fire. According to, the fire departments that responded consisted of Rocky River, Fairview Park, Bay Village, Lakewood, Westlake and North Olmsted.

    Gabriella Kreuz, the in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians tweeted saying, “Does anyone know what is going on in Rocky River this is the worst fire I’ve ever seen in my community” followed up by a video of the smoke in the air from the fire.

    According to Fox8 the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation and it will be some time before they get a cause due to the extensive damage. The smoke of the fire expanded and went over Lake Erie and was visible from Euclid Ohio. That is 22 miles away from Rocky River.

    During the fire the following streets were blocked off Wooster Rd, Hillard Blvd, and Valleyview Dr. Also at a point the fire started to cling to the bushes near I-90 which got blocked off also according to WKYC Studios. 

    On Monday, February 24, around 3 p.m the streets where open to the public again going both ways for traffic. There were approximately 80 costumers that didn’t have power late Sunday evening. Rocky River police confirmed that power is up and running and phone and cable services are still in the works.




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