A black cloud of smoke filled the sky above Saginaw as firefighters battled a massive blaze. They responded to 412 Potter Street Saturday around 8:17 p.m.
Firefighters tried to go inside the building but it was too dangerous. They were forced to fight the fire from the outside.
"When the crews first arrived they had a battle on their hands. They took the determination that this was a fire that needed to be fought offensively, which means from the outside in for their own safety," said Saginaw Fire Marshal Ralph Martin.
Crews spent more than three hours working to get it under control.
At one point flames could be seen shooting out the roof of the building. The structure appears to be vacant. According to Saginaw City records it is owned by the Saginaw Depot Preservation Corporation.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause. Saginaw Township and Buena Vista Township provided mutual aide.
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