Crews fight fire at downtown office building

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INDIANAPOLIS – A fire broke out at an old office building near downtown Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon, prompting fire crews to respond.

Office workers on the second floor of the building at 600 Kentucky Ave. noticed fire coming from the baseboard. A worker tried to put out the fire, but that attempt was unsuccessful. All four office workers got out of the building without being injured.

Black smoke could be seen coming from the 120-year-old building as Indianapolis Fire Department crews went to work. Witnesses said flames were also visible from a second-story window.

Because the building is so old, crews were concerned about a possible collapse. Everyone has been told to get out of the building, including firefighters.

Kentucky Avenue has been shut down as crews continue to work.

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