First-alarm building fire in downtown Phoenix

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 6:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 24 at 7:23 AM

PHOENIX -- Firefighters were called out to a building in the heart of downtown Phoenix for a first-alarm fire Tuesday morning.

Bruce Haffner was live at Fifth Avenue and Adams Street to see what was happening.

It's not yet clear what sparked the fire at the building that houses L.I.U.N.A. (Laborers International Union of North America) Local 383.

Crews had to tear the front door off the building to get inside. The fire was burning on the top floor of the building.

While the local streets were blocked for a time, crews expected to have the scene cleared by about 7:30 a.m.

One person, a secretary with the Amalgamated Transit Union, was inside when the fire broke out. She was able to get out safely and call 911 first, and then her boss.

No injuries were reported.

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