Flames, smoke rip through tire business on U.S. 30

Fire burns in the rubble of Sparks Commercial Tire at O'Day Road and U.S. 30.

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A massive fire prompted a response from at least a dozen fire departments Sunday morning.

Crews were called to Sparks Commercial Tire, 7808 U.S. 30, around 6:45 a.m.

Flames destroyed the building as the walls and roof collapsed. The fire was under control mid-morning but by 10 a.m. small flames were still visible and smoke continued to billow from the pile of rubble.

Tires burning inside the building continued to put off black smoke.

Allen County Homeland Security Director Bernie Beier and hazmat crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department were on hand. Emergency officials said there was no concern about air quality following the fire. Firefighters used foam to put out the fire around several tires.

Beier told NewsChannel 15 the smoke from burning tires was not a concern. There were no reported injuries and no ordered evacuations.

Sparks Commercial Tire provides a variety of tire needs for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and recreational vehicles. The company, according to its website, has five locations throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.