Fire at the historic West Side Market has it closed indefinitely.
The blaze was contained to just two shops but smoke filled the giant structure and that is the real damage.
The fumes contaminated thousands of dollars worth of merchandise sold here. The clean-up will be an equally enormous task and costly.
Sebastian Meats is covered in soot and is barely recognizable. Fire investigators say this was the origin of the blaze.
Fosters, teh stall next door to Sebastian’s, was also damaged.
Vendors who arrived to work early were greeted by closed doors
“It’s a bad feeling nothing you can do we’ll wait and see,” one vendor said.
The fire was small but smoke filled the century-old structure. Toxic fumes entered every cooler and counter filled with food.
“One thing I thought would never happen down here is a fire, another vendor said.
The Cleveland Health Department is inspecting shop inventory. Thousands of dollars in meats, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread and pastries will likely be lost.
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article courtesy of Wkyc.com