Major fire broke out at Portage County businesses Thursday night

Fire crews throughout Portage County were fighting a fire at a Charlestown business Thursday night.

Portage County firefighters had to band together again to fight a blaze.

The fire destroyed several buildings belonging to the Patrick Excavation and Trucking Company in the town of Charlestown Thursday night.

Like the fire that broke out at a former factory in downtown Kent a week ago, several Portage County fire departments worked overnight to contain a fire that reportedly spread to other buildings on the property, calling for mutual aid.

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Several roads near the fire, including Interstate 5, had to be closed as firefighters struggled to get water to the scene.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or causes.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story.

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