Update: 3/17/17 8:58 a.m.
The fire that started around 10 p.m. last night (Thursday) in a downtown Raleigh apartment building was put out early Friday morning. The complex was under construction, but is now completely destroyed, the flames damaging nine other nearby buildings. Five adjacent buildings were severely damaged.
"I got out and I saw the fire, and I've just been looking at it," Jeff Woodward, who was a bystander downtown, told local Raleigh news, WRAL. "It's incredible the amount of buildings that are burning over there."
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet. The building is located on West Jones and North Harrington and is adjacent to Glenwood South restaurant and bar.
Firefighters are currently working to put out a fire in downtown Raleigh of an apartment complex that is under construction. The fire started around 10 p.m. in the five-story building.
Residents in adjacent building have been evacuated. Other building have lost power in relation to the fire. No reported injuries.
The fire could be seen from the CBS North Carolina tower cam, which is north of the city’s downtown. The flames were visible against the city’s sklyline.
West North Street was closed, Capital Boulevard was closed between Wade Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue was closed between Wade Avenue and West Morgan streets as a result of the fire.
At least 3 adjacent building have been affected.
More details will be added as they become available.