GREEN TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – Fire destroyed a family business in Green Township Wednesday night.
Firefighters from multiple departments were called about 11 p.m. to the Angiuli’s Farm Market on Columbiana Canfield Road (State Route 46). The buildings on the property were in flames when crews arrived.
Produce, coolers and farm equipment were destroyed.
Equipment housed in the market’s greenhouse created a dangerous situation for crews because of the potential for explosion.
“Originally when they got there, propane was exploding and stuff like that so they went undercover. When that stopped, they went back to fighting the fire,” said Green Township Fire Chief Todd Baird.
Eight fire departments responded to the fire including, Green Township, Beaver Township, Canfield, Ellsworth, and Leetonia.
Baird said the heat took its toll on firefighters, but there were no reports of heat related injuries.
“They’ll work for half an hour, get relief and then the new fresh firefighters go in,” Baird said. “We have guys take care of the guys. And on a hot night like tonight, with the humidity and everything, that is what has to happen.”
Investigators, including the State Fire Marshal, were back on the scene Thursday to determine a cause.
No injuries were reported, and damages are estimated at about $350,000. The family says they intend to rebuild and continue operations as usual.
Western Reserve Road at Columbiana Canfield Road was blocked off Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
In addition to the market on Route 46, Angiuli’s operates produce stands in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.