May 2, 2016

Mostly cloudy

Why all the smoke?

Pillows of black smoke filled the 5 p.m. rush hour Thursday in downtown Elyria as fire struck a defunct building along 3rd Street.

Elyria fire and EMS crews responded shortly after 4:50 p.m. to the site of the former Lorain County Fair and Riverview Mobile Home Park, and battled strong winds to fight the blaze.

No one was inside the building, and no one was hurt according to preliminary reports.