- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Developments related to a fire Friday morning in a Phoenix high-rise building (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

A Phoenix Fire Department spokesman says an elevator shaft motor is what started a fire that resulted in evacuation of a midtown high-rise Friday morning.

Capt. Ardell Deliz says crews arriving at the 28th floor of the building on North Central Avenue in the midtown business district Friday morning found a light haze and the fire already out.

Deliz say no injuries are reported. He says firefighters are evacuating people who sheltered in place on three floors and the rest of the building has been evacuated.

He says building systems engineers are working to restore elevator service so business in the building can resume later in the day.

Dozens of fire units were dispatched to the location before some were recalled when the fire was determined to be out.

9:55 a.m.

A Phoenix Fire Department spokesman says evacuation of a high-rise building continues but that what might have been an electrical fire is under control.

Capt. Ardell Deliz said crews found a light haze Friday morning when they arrived at the scene in a midtown business district.

The Fire Department dispatched dozens of units to the scene but Deliz said some units now are being recalled.


9:50 a.m.

The Phoenix Fire Department is sending dozens of units to a midtown location for what is initially reported as a high-rise fire.

The Fire Department said in an email that it is working a high-rise fire Friday morning but did not provide any additional information.

Fire engines sped toward the scene with their sirens blaring, and the Fire Department’s dispatching website says many units are already at the scene.

Light smoke could be coming from what appeared to be the reported location on North Central Avenue in a midtown business district but the smoke then appeared to dissipate.

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