Crews battle industrial fire in West Milwaukee

NOW: Crews battle industrial fire in West Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee firefighters battled a fire in an industrial area of West Milwaukee Monday morning, Feb. 3.

Crews got the call to the building near Burnham and Electric Avenue around 6:45 a.m.

Officials say the fire spread to the steel ceiling and crews had to fight the fire from the outside using ladder trucks.

"There's a lot of welding stuff in there, acetylene for cutting. It looks like it's a truck repair-type place," said MFD Deputy Chief Mike Blackwood. "There's lots of tires, so repair. Once you get the oil burning, the tires burning, it's tough."

Fire officials say they believe the building will be a total loss. 

No one was injured.

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