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CINCINNATI – Sparks from cutting torches used in a scrapping operation are blamed for a fire that ignited Sunday afternoon inside the old Hudepohl Brewing Company building.
The blaze broke out just before 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the former brewery at 735 W. Sixth Street near downtown, Cincinnati Fire Department officials said. Dispatchers received reports of visible flames on the first floor and black smoke throughout all three stories of the building in the Queensgate area.
Fire crews used an aggressive interior attack to battle the fire, which took about 20 minutes to subdue.
No one was injured.
CFD officials said the fire ignited when workers using torches inside the building inadvertently caused scrap material to catch fire. The contents of several propane tanks vented and burned, adding to the spread and scale of the fire, according to a release from the fire department.
The Hudepohl brewery is easily identified west of Interstate 75 with its tall smoke stack with the brand name of the brewery that was sold in 1986. The building at Sixth and Gest streets closed in 1987.
While the building hasn't been used in years, fire officials said it's filled with several hazards caused by damage from a previous fire and various on-site scrapping operations.
An estimate on property damage wasn't released.
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