Art Van Remains Closed After Fire (VIDEO)

By Emily Dwire - 21Alive
By Madeline Shine - 21Alive

February 14, 2014 Updated Feb 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Art Van Furniture remains closed after a fire broke out in the store Friday night.

Fort Wayne Firefighters responded to Art Van Furniture at 311 Coliseum Blvd., previously the site of Ashley Furniture, on reports of a fire.

Extra crews had to be called in to help fight the blaze, which sparked around 9 p.m. Friday.

Witnesses were told that there was electrical fire in the upper floor of the store. Smoke could be seen coming from the front of the building as fire crews worked a chainsaw to get to the infrastructure.

Employees at neighboring Dick’s Sporting Goods and PetCo were evacuated after smoke started pouring into those stores.

No word yet on any damage, although a customer says the fire itself wasn't in the main showroom.

Art Van is closed Saturday and there has been no information on when it will re-open.

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