Firefighters battling blaze at Temple U; no injuries

Firefighters battled a blaze at the old medical school building that's being demolished at Temple University's Health Sciences campus. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Photographer)

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.

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