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Crews Battle Abandoned Building Fire On Arapahoe Street In Denver Ballpark District

(CBS4) - Firefighters were out early Friday responding to a fire at an abandoned building in the Denver Ballpark District.

Ballpark District Fire 3 (Khalafi)
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The CBS4 This Morning team was outside the scene where firefighters were working to control flames at the building in the 2200 block of Arapahoe Street.

This response caused road closures on both Arapahoe and Lawrence Street from 22nd Street to 23rd Street. It also closed the intersection with Arapahoe and Broadway. Those closures remained in effect at the start of the morning rush hour.

As of 11 a.m., the fire was under control, but it was still unsafe for crews to go inside after the building collapsed. No injuries were reported.

Ballpark District Fire 2 (Khalafi)
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Ballpark District Fire 1 (Khalafi)
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So far there's no word on what caused the building.

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