Cleveland fire crews extinguish blaze at Hough Health Center


CLEVELAND (WJW) — Crews battled a three-alarm fire at a large two-story health center in Cleveland Wednesday night.

The blaze broke out at Hough Health Center, located near East 83rd Street and Hough Avenue. Cleveland Division of Fire public information officer Lt. Mike Norman says crews responded to the scene around 9 p.m.

The fire was on the second floor and extended to the roof. Norman says crews were able to access the blaze from the roof.

No civilian injuries have been reported. Norman believes no one was in the building at the time of the fire.

One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

Another was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

Crews were on scene for at least an hour before the fire was called under control.

Norman says he was told that the blaze broke out in the building’s dental facility. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

He added that he thinks the building should be salvageable but investigators will have to make that determination in the near future.

This is a developing story. FOX 8 will provide more information as it becomes available.

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