A massive fire broke out Thursday night at an under-construction apartment building in downtown Raleigh, at the site of the former Greyhound Terminal.
The intense fire sent smoke billowing into the sky around 10 p.m.at 400 West North Street.
The fire main building involved in the fire is under construction, but has spread to other buildings, according to Raleigh fire officials. Nearby buildings have been evacuated.
An investigation into the fire hasn't begun yet, Fanning said. One of them had their exterior windows crack, but the windows have been secured.
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At least three buildings on McDowell Street were affected by the fire.
A witness, Pedro Tapiak, told the News and Observer of Raleigh that spreading flames caused a construction crane to collapse. The effort to get the fire under control was expected to last overnight.
Police arrested a suspect who they say took $10,000 worth of cosmetic and skin care products from a business in the Haywood Mall.
Around 130 firefighters battled the flames with crews working in 90 minute shifts. The Quorum, as well as other residential buildings in the area, sustained serious damage, though no other buildings caught fire.