Fire Rips Through Cromwell Strip Mall

CROMWELL, Ind. (AP): A fire has destroyed a northeastern Indiana strip mall but firefighters were able to keep flames away from gasoline pumps at the site.

The (Kendallville) News-Sun reports (

The blaze produced thick black smoke that could be seen for miles before firefighters from six departments extinguished the flames.

The State Fire Marshal's office estimated damages at $800,000.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.