Smoke Damage From Fire Temporarily Closing Three Local Shops

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An early morning fire spread through three local businesses.

Flames were first reported at Michaels Beauty Supply on E. State Blvd., just east of Hobson Rd. around 2:03 a.m. Friday morning. Luckily the actual fire did minimal damage, but the heat and heavy smoke damaged all three businesses in the building. They say Big Ricks BBQ and Pearls Palace just east of the business will need to be inspected by the Board of Health before re-opening. soq.