Wood County business destroyed in Saturday fire

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WAYNE, Ohio (WTVG) - A business is destroyed after a massive overnight fire.

The fire was at a large vehicle storage and service building listed as Story Equipment and Repair on Pemberville Rd. in eastern Wood County.

Someone first reported the flames at about 4:00AM Saturday.

According to Wood County Sheriff's dispatchers, two tractor trailers were inside the building, but no people were in harm's way at the time of the fire.

Firefighters say the facility was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. There were also several explosions as gas tanks inside ignited.

The building and its contents appear to be a total loss.

Volunteer and full-time firefighters from Bradner, Risingsun, Wayne, Troy Township, Pemberville and West Millgrove all responded.

Still no word on a cause of the fire, but it comes after nearly one dozen fires broke out in the same area of Wood County this year. Several of those have been ruled as arson fires.