Firefighters battled a commercial building fire in Akron this morning that may have slowly ignited hours earlier.
Crews were called to the North American Lifting Equipment Company warehouse in the 700 block of Carroll Street around 6:30 a.m. .
Akron Fire Captain Al Bragg tells AkronNewsNow " They found heavy smoke from a warehouse structure. THey immediately made an aggressive interior attack and did an excellent job of bringing this fire under control in almost exactly 20 minutes."
Bragg says the firefighters quick work prevented a much bigger fire. "This could have been really devastating. By them getting in there as fast as they could, and being aggressive in putting the fire out. Their biggest problem I understand was ventilating the building, there was so much smoke," says Bragg.
The loss was limited to $50,000, with no injuries reported.
The cause remains under investigation.