Building Fire at Temple University

Police say a two alarm fire erupted in a high-rise building at the Temple University School of Medicine Thursday afternoon.

The building is located on the health science campus of Temple University near Broad and Ontario Streets.

Temple officials say the building was not being used and was reportedly in the process of being demolished.Only construction workers were on site at the time of the fire.

Smoke could be seen pluming out of soot covered windows on the upper floors of the building.

The Philadelphia Fire Marshall's office said it took more than 100 firefighters to get the blaze under control.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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