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Englewood Indoor Soccer complex fire likely due to storm lightning

Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 5:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 7:32 AM

Englewood Indoor Soccer complex fire likely due to storm lightning

UPDATE @7:33 a.m: Fire officials said a fire at the Englewood Indoor Soccer Complex was burning two to three hours early Tuesday morning before crews were dispatched to the scene.

Englewood Fire Chief Bud Bergman said it’s unknown what caused the fire, but suspect lightning from the storm that passed through the night may be to blame.

The building was fully involved when crews arrived around 6 a.m. and caused an estimated $1 million in damages, Bergman said.

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Fire destroys Englewood Indoor Soccer complex

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Investigators will look at a neighbor’s surveillance camera to see if they will give insight into what started the blaze.

Nearby residents heard a loud “boom” which they thought was from an explosion inside the building, Bergman said, but the sound was likely from a tank that burst.

Mutual aid was received from Clayton, Union, and Brookville.

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UPDATE @6:56 a.m.

Fire crews continue to work to put out a fire at the Englewood Indoor Complex more than an hour after the fire was reported.

The building appears to have sustained heavy damage.

SCENE: Englewood Indoor Soccer complex burns

Crews were fighting the fire defensively and were working to keep it from spreading to a nearby business.

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews are responding to the  Englewood Indoor Soccer complex for a working fire.

The fire was reported around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. The sports complex is located in the 500 block of Wenger Road.

It’s unknown what led to the fire.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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