(Cleveland) - A church, a Chinese restaurant, and retail store all went up in flames on Kinsman Road at East 143rd Street. Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray says everyone inside was able to escape safely.

Gray tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 they had a hard time bringing the blaze under control, because the businesses are located in a very tight spot, and there was a lot of trapped heat, and billowing smoke.

He expects the 3 establishments to be declared a total loss.

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