Fire Hits ex-B&O Yard Office in Akron


The former Baltimore & Ohio yard office building in Akron was hit by fire just after midnight on Tuesday. The building, which firefighters said had been vacant and boarded up for years, is located along North Arlington between East North and North Forge streets.

Arlington was closed to vehicle traffic for about two hours and train traffic on CSX was also shut down. Both reopened about 2 a.m.

The Akron Fire Department reported that the rear door of the building appeared to have been forced open, leading them to brand the fire as a possible arson.

No injuries were reported.

The two-story yard office is located next to where the ex-B&O Valley Line crosses beneath the Chicago-Pittsburgh main lines.

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