Fire devastates businesses in Canfield Plaza

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The fire started around noon

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Several fire departments were called to a structure fire Sunday around noon at a Canfield plaza.

The blaze spread to several businesses. The plaza is home to Sunkiss Tanning Center, RP Motors, Hair Hut and Toula’s Bridal.

The fire has since been put out, but businesses are devastated by what they are left with.

Rosemary Raver, owner of Hair Hut, has been in the plaza for 26 years. She is worried about her clients.

“We’re completely booked for the week. We have appointments all week,” she said.

When she heard about the business being on fire, Raver said she rushed to see what she could save.

“Our main concern is getting in and our equipment and personal files for our clients,” Raver said.

Toula’s Bridal also suffered damage, but firefighters say they believe they saved most of the dresses. Crews brought the dresses out to get cleaned.

Taylor Beshara is getting married in two weeks.

“I’ve been crying for an hour. I thought for sure it would be damaged from the look on the pictures online,” Beshara said.

She said Toula’s owner is willing to finish her dress. The owner was too upset to talk on camera, but she said she’s focused on making all of her brides happy.

“Which I wasn’t expecting that because she has a lot of stuff to deal with, but she said she would finish it,” Beshara said.

Raver said she wants to find a place to cut her clients’ hair as soon as possible. She has had the Hair Hut in different locations for almost 50 years.

“We’re not starting over. We’re starting in a different place.”

The roof of RP Motors was destroyed from the damage.

Firefighters from Beaver, Western Reserve, Poland, Canfield, Boardman, Austintown and Green Township were called to battle the fire.

The plaza is located on Boardman-Canfield Road between Summit and Westford Drives.

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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story had an incorrect name for the owner of the Hair Cut. We regret the error.

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