CLEVELAND (WJW) — A fire broke out at the Bridgeview Apartments on West 9th Street in downtown Cleveland Tuesday afternoon, with more than 50 Cleveland firefighters working together to help douse the flames.
The Cleveland Division of Fire reported that multiple apartments were involved in the fire and that no one was injured in the incident. Seventy residents were evacuated.
Cleveland Division of Fire Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Norman said the fire was mostly exterior and started on the seventh floor, although some apartments experienced water damage.
“2-2-2 Alarm has been struck to bring more firefighters to the scene,” the department said on Twitter around 3:45 p.m.
SkyFOX flew over the blaze starting around 3:20 p.m., with smoke and flames seen coming out of the top of the building (as seen at the top of the story).
Take a look at exactly where the apartments are located in the map below:
Residents were allowed back in their apartments shortly after 6 p.m. to survey the damage and clean up after several nearby apartments suffered water damage.
The reason for the fire is still under investigation, the fire department said.