Five-alarm fire burns in building under constructiion in downtown Raleigh

Five-alarm fire burns in building under constructiion in downtown Raleigh

Firefighters on extended ladders dumped water on the flames as wind gusts spread smoke for blocks all around. Flames reached nearly as high as the Quorum building, a 17-story condominium building adjacent to The Metropolitan. He told ABC11's Joel Brown that he was at a downtown Raleigh establishment and tried to return to his apartment because he was anxious about his dog.

The fire caused around 250 customers to lose power.

The five-story building on West North Street caught fire at about 10 p.m.

One firefighter was hurt during the blaze in Raleigh.

The Hampton Inn at Glenwood South said they have about 30 people staying there.

Raleigh firefighters battled a massive fire in the northern part of downtown Thursday night. Fire was consuming an apartment building under construction. The flames quickly spread to another building where people were said to be possibly trapped inside, fire officials said.

One video posted to Twitter shows a large tower crane falling down.

The Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers to assist those who have been displaced by the fire.

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