A Flamborough business was ripped apart by fire early Sunday.

Crews responded to reports of flames around 12:15 a.m. at Copper Wire Stripper Ltd located at 1396 Highway 6.

When they got there, firefighters found that one of the three-storey metal-clad storage buildings was completely going up in flames. This part of the city doesn't have municipal fire hydrants, so additional water tanker trucks were sent out to help contain the fire.

The initial building was destroyed, but two other commercial buildings and a home at the address were saved, fire officials say. Fire crews are expected to stay at the scene until at least Sunday afternoon to ensure all hot spots have been extinguished.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined and the estimated dollar loss is $170,000.