Damage set at $400K in 4-alarm Walnut Hills fire

Dozens of firefighters responded to a fire Monday night in Walnut Hills. (WXIX)
Dozens of firefighters responded to a fire Monday night in Walnut Hills. (WXIX)

WALNUT HILLS (FOX19) - A massive, 4-alarm blaze caused $400,000 in damage to a Walnut Hills commercial laundry business overnight, Cincinnati fire officials said early Tuesday.

Nearly 100  firefighters responded to Superior Linen and Apparel on Wayne Street near McMillan Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night, according to District 4 Fire Chief Craig Coburn.

At one point, the majority of the building - 60 to 70 percent - was involved in fire, officials said.

It took about three hours for fire crews to bring the blaze under control. Crews remained on scene throughout the night, according to Coburn.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.

The Red Cross team provided light snacks, coffee, and water to all first responders until 5:00 A.M.

Superior Linen Company has been locally owned and operated for five generations. since 1927, according to the fire department.

The business suffered a total loss due to fire once before, in 1960, Coburn said.

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