First, Thanks for the phone call Patty. Early morning blaze on Irving St was a stubborn blaze to contain. Left for this after they struck the 3rd alarm and ordered everyone out of the building. I wasnt sure I was going to see much, but I went anyways. I could see a good column of smoke from the highway so I knew I would still get some smoke shots.
On arrival heavy smoke began to pour from the roof and 3rd floors. Shortly after fire broke out on the top floor. Not sure if any injuries occured here. And the Arson Squad is investigating the fire.
Update, 22 people were displaced from this fire. The building was built in 1890 and valued at $243,000. This fire along with a few others in the area are deemed suspicious.
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