CLEVELAND - Crews are preparing to tear down the old Masonic Temple on East 55th in Cleveland after a fire gutted the building Wednesday night.
The empty building on East 55th, between Superior and Saint Clair was once used for worship, but was currently being used for storage.
The fire broke out just after 8 p.m. and crews worked for over an hour to get the "triple-two" fire under control. Firefighters' main goal was to make sure that the fire did not spread to other buildings close by.
By 11 p.m. the fire was reduced to smoke, but crews were still working hard to take out any hot spots that popped up.
No injuries were reported. Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze. The building, which was built in the early 1900's, was destroyed.
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