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Firefighters Battle Fire in Downtown Warehouse

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A two-story commercial building caught fire early this morning gave firefighters a tough fight before finally extinguishing it nearly two hours later. It was first reported at 4:30 a.m., but at "about 5 a.m., firefighters had transitioned into a defensive mode, battling the blaze from the outside while flames shot out of the structure's roof and heavy black smoke billowed from the 50-by-100 foot building," reported CBS2. The fire persisted because Yoni Distributors, on the 900 block of East 11th St., distributed car audio equipment and the chemicals in those electronics are suspected for why the fire continued to burn for more than an hour.