(Source: CBS 5 News) Phoenix firefighters battle a fire Tuesday morning in a brick building near Baseline Road and Central Avenue in south Phoenix.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Hazmat crews were called in to battle a fire at a vacant building in south Phoenix early Tuesday morning that had signs warning that it had recently been fumigated with cyanide.
The mostly brick building in the area of Baseline Road and Central Avenue was once a church and also a lodge, and most of the damage was inside, according to Larry Nunez of the Phoenix Fire Department.
The building had a number of pockets where the fire burned, but firefighters had all but a few hot spots extinguished by 4:30 a.m., Nunez said. The fire was reported just before 3 a.m.
Nunez said the fire could have been started by someone who was trying to keep warm, and fire investigators were called in.
Hazmat crews and firefighters had to use extreme caution because of the possible presence of cyanide, often used to fumigate buildings with rat problems, Nunez said.
Baseline Road was closed in both directions between Central and First avenues.
There were no injuries.
No other information was immediately available.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. ‘Exasperated' boy reacts to mom's pregnancy "What were you thinking? This makes no sense… This is exasperating!" AMore >
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.More >
Monday, September 1 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:14:29 GMT
Search for missing boater underway at Lake Pleasant
A massive search involving divers, underwater robots and cadaver dogs ended Monday afternoon after the presumed drowning victim they were looking for was found alive near a marina at Lake Pleasant.More >
The boater, Bradley Johnson, 31, told Maricopa County sheriff's deputies that he was drunk and disoriented when he swam to shore on Sunday night following some sort of fight aboard the vessel.More >
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short.More >