Shelby Fire

On Friday firefighters battled flames at a building fire in Shelby.

Battalions one two and seven responded to a fire in an abandoned commercial structure at 901 Forest Street in Shelby according to a post made by the Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department.

The department said the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Firefighters attempted to put out the fire from the interior before having to back out because of worsening conditions.

A ladder was used to attack the fire from above which beat the fire down to a manageable flame that could be extinguished using hand lines. Crew said they were out until 6 a.m. cleaning up.

There was no word on any injuries.

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