Roof caves in after fire erupts at Greenville building

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – After battling a fire much of the night Tuesday, Greenville firefighters will remain on the scene of a commercial building fire through the night.

The fire is on Landmark Street and broke out around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

Greenville Fire/Rescue Spokesperson Jessica Blackwell says one part of the building is destroyed after the roof caved in.

Blackwell says there were 22 firefighters at the scene. One of them sustained minor injuries in the fire and was evaluated at the scene by EMS. She did not hear of any other injuries.

Flames were seen shooting from the roof as firefighters arrived. By about 9:00 p.m. the fire was less severe, but massive smoke was still billowing into the sky.

Landmark Street was completely blocked off as of 9:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, around 2 p.m., firefighters were called to the same location for a vegetation fire. Blackwell believes it was a mulch fire.

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