Crews responded to a huge fire in Hermon this evening.

The call came in around 6:15 pm. Carmel Electric on Lexington Drive in Hermon was on fire.

Crews from several departments, including Hermon, Bangor, Carmel, and Glenburn, responded quickly to the scene.

Officials say flames were already shooting out of the building when they arrived.

"The roof had partially caved in so we weren't abel to get inside, we tried an internal attack initially but the tresses were starting to collapse so we backed out and surround and drown - defensive attack." says Larry Willis, Fire Chief for Hermon.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire. There is no known cause at this time. The Fire Marshal will be investigating.

Ladder 1 responded from Central and was used as an elevated master stream on this fire.