- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A Friday morning fire has severely damaged an historic building in Old Town Pocatello in eastern Idaho.

Firefighters say the Monarch Building that is on the National Register of Historic Places was fully involved in flames when they arrived after receiving a 6:40 a.m. call.

Authorities say evacuations in the area are in progress but it’s believed everyone is out. Firefighters late Friday morning were still battling the blaze.

The three-story building made of red brick opened as a hotel in 1909 and most recently was being used as an apartment building.

Officials haven’t said what caused the fire or given a damage estimate. There are no reports of injuries.



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