Huge Five Alarm Fire Burns Downtown Raleigh
Thursday night, a five alarm blaze broke out at an apartment building under construction in downtown Raleigh, NC.
Officials tweeted that the blaze went to five alarms shortly before 6:00 pm local time and that a tower crane had collapsed on the site and that nearby structures were threatened.
Locals took to twitter to share photos and videos of the blaze.
— Tim Cook (@_tecook) March 17, 2017
— Jay Nakai (@JayNakai) March 17, 2017
One person was filming the fire and captured the moment the tower crane collapsed…
spectatorindex: VIDEO: Crane collapses in Raleigh, North Carolina fire pic.twitter.com/4LAwzUQyXP
— Asif Pervez (@asifpervezphd) March 17, 2017
While it unclear what started the blaze, local news station WRAL reports that nearby buildings have been evacuated and a shelter has been set up at the Church of the Good Shepherd downtown.