Smoke Pours From Former Home of Philadelphia Inquirer, Future Home of Philadelphia Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Smoke Pours From Former Home of Philadelphia Inquirer, Future Home of Philadelphia Police

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Raw Video: Firefighters Deal With Smoke at Former Inquirer Building

    Smoke could be seen pouring from the roof of the former Inquirer Building in Philadelphia Wednesday.

    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    Firefighters climbed onto the historic building that used to house the Philadelphia Inquirer as smoke could be seen coming from the roof Wednesday morning.

    The fire at the build that will soon host Philadelphia's police headquarters was the second in as many days.

    Crews blocked streets around Broad and Callowhill streets in the city's Spring Garden section around 8 a.m. due to the fire, which sent black smoke from the roof of the building, which is currently under construction.

    There's no word on the cause, but a spokesman says initial reports show the fire started inside the building. No injuries were reported.

    Broad Street was closed from Vine to Spring Garden streets as firefighters responded to the flames.

    There was a fire on building's roof on Tuesday that started in the HVAC system, Fire Capt. William Dixon said.

    The building was built in 1924. The Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the Inquirer, sold the building in 2011. The Philadelphia Police Department plans to move its headquarters into the building. The move-in date has yet to be determined.