Fire departments from Louisville, Plattsmouth, Springfield, Cedar Creek, Weeping Water and Manley responded to an early morning fire in Louisville. About 60 firefighters in all battled the blaze at the Ace Hardware Store on Main Street, downtown.
The fire threatened to spread to City Hall which is located next door to the hardware store. City employees were retrieving important documents from the building as firefighters worked to prevent the fire from spreading. Only minor water damage is reported in City Hall.
The cause of the fire that started around 1 am Tuesday morning is not known. [Short video clip]