LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Weather may have led to a fire at a Lafayette roofing company early Thursday.
A power line fell onto the downtown business around 2:30 a.m., as storms continued to move through the Greater Lafayette area. Shortly after, a fire alarm went off at Roof Recovery located at 701 Wabash Avenue.
Dispatchers said surrounding homes were evacuated due to smoke in the area.
The fire was contained to the single structure and did not spread to nearby buildings. Sgt. Randy Keen with the Lafayette Fire Department said the heavy smoke was likely due to the materials inside the building, given that it was a roofing company.
The business was closed at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The investigation into the cause of the fire continues.
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