Waterloo antique shop destroyed by fire

What's left of a building after a fire in Waterloo on Thursday January 22, 2015.

WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE)  Fire crews spent most of the afternoon Thursday putting out a huge fire at a building on South Wayne Street in Waterloo.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 3:30 p.m. and had the flames under control within two and a half hours. Smoke could be seen from miles away.

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Waterloo Fire Chief Kirby Hobbs said the building contains an antiques shop that has been closed for several years. He said there were items still inside the building, making it difficult to put out the fire.

“There was still a lot of items inside the building, made it very difficult to gain entry anywhere,” he said.

Hobbs said they don’t believe anyone was inside.

All train traffic in the area was stopped for a couple hours.

Waterloo Fire Department received assistance from the following departments: Angola, Auburn, Butler, Corona, Edgerton, Garrett and Kendallville

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