Fire breaks out at Lake County health department

PAINESVILLE -- Multiple fire departments responded to 33 Mill Street in Painesville where the Lake County health department was on fire Wednesday morning.

Painesville Police confirmed the fire at 6:30 a.m. There are no reports of injuries.

Officials say the blaze is under control, but there is reportedly significant damage to the back of the building. The county health department will have to relocate their services to another building as it will take at least four months to repair damages.

Residents can contact the following hotlines for services: 419-918-5470, 419-918-5493, 440-918-5469.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but officials say no chemicals were involved.

Roads in the immediate area were closed as a result.

Assisting fire departments included Chardon, Concord and Willoughby.


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