Multiple Crews Battle Warehouse Fire


UPDATED: Monday February 3, 2014 12:02 AM

Multiple crews responded to a fire at a storage warehouse in Ross County Sunday morning.

Flames started shortly before 7 a.m. on Lancaster Road near Londonderry.

The fire could reportedly be seen from U.S. 35.

The fire at the 1,500 square foot paper warehouse was so large it took 7 Volunteer fire departments to tackle the flames.

"Three quarters of the structure was fully involved when we arrived", said Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Chief Kent Leach.

The state fire marshal is expected to investigate the cause on Monday.

It's not the first time, this portion of the Schooley Station Industrial Park has gone up in smoke.

In April, firefighters were called after a lightning strike set another warehouse of recycled paper.

That was followed by another lighting strike fire in 2012.

Firefighters had a difficult time fighting the blaze due to a lack of water.  There are no nearby fire hydrants so water had to be trucked in from miles away.

Chief Leach said  crews went as far as Londonderry to get water, but when water began running low there they began to pull from the city of Chillicothe.

No one was injured in this fire.  Firefighters expect to be on the scene for days because of the massive amount of paper that continues to burn.

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