Nearly 100 fire fighters from 17 departments responded to a fire on East Second Street in Wellston yesterday evening.
A news release from the Wellston Fire Department says the fire was contained to the first floor, but smoke damaged the upper floors and a building next door.
At least one business has been completely destroyed, and people living in apartments were evacuated with no one injured.
The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Wellston's First Baptist Church for those displaced by the fire.
The Ohio State Fire Marshall is still trying to determine what started the blaze.
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