Mobile Fire Rescue was called out to Government Plaza in downtown Mobile early Saturday morning for a report of a fire. The fire started on the roof of the Eighth floor around 3:20 a.m.
Fire trucks blocked off Church Street as firefighters rushed into the building. Once inside, firefighters smelled and saw the smoke and they called in the second alarm. The fire was found on the roof of the eighth floor on the north side. That is where circuit court is housed. The flames apparently got so hot, two windows burst from the heat. Firefighters were able to put out the fire before it caused much damage to the inside.
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson was on the scene checking out the damage alongside interim Mobile Fire Chief Randy Smith. There is some smoke and water damage on the inside of the building.
Steve Huffman with Mobile Fire Rescue. Huffman tells Fox10 News that there was roof work being done on the building and that may be what caused the fire. An investigation is still ongoing,
There were no injuries reported.
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