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Fire Forces Evacuation Of Center City High-Rise

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- An early morning fire forced people from their homes at a high-rise apartment building in Center City Philadelphia.

Flames broke out shortly before 6 a.m. Monday at the Embassy Apartments in the 2100 block of Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square.

Officials say the fire started in the back of the building on the exterior.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in less than 30 minutes.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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