Firefighters battled a blaze at the old medical school building that's being demolished at Temple University's Health Sciences campus this afternoon. No injuries are reported, and everyone got out of the building safely, a fire spokesman said.
The second-alarm fire was reported at 1:43 p.m. in a seven-story building at Broad and Ontario streets, said Executive Fire Chief Peter Crespo. Construction workers were demolishing the building at the time, Crespo and medical school spokeswoman Rebecca Harmon said.
A new medical school was opened in May 2009. The old medical school building has been empty for about three months, Harmon said.
The fire's cause remains under investigation.