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PHOTOS: Fire Damages Building In Downtown Augusta

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Photo of the scene of a structure fire on Broad Street, in downtown Augusta, Friday morning Photo of the scene of a structure fire on Broad Street, in downtown Augusta, Friday morning
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***UPDATED at 1:12 P.M. on Friday, January 3rd***

Fire crews are still on the scene of a structure fire at that broke out early Friday morning at 12th Street and Broad Street.

The call came into officials around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning of a fire at the Brislan Building, home of Delta Dental, as well as some apartments.

The fire has not been fully extinguished and Augusta Fire Department's Chief Chris James says firefighters will remain on the scene for several hours to make sure the fire is fully extinguished. He says the investigation into the fire's cause cannot be investigated until the flames are fully put out.

We have also learned that disaster action team members from the Augusta Chapter of the American Red Cross are responding to the scene and case workers are meeting with the affected families today to help identify individual needs and provide services.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of disaster events in Augusta and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to American Red Cross Augusta Chapter which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. To make a contribution, call 706)724-8481 or donate online here.

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***POSTED at 5:24 A.M. on Friday, January 3rd***

Fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire at 12th Street and Broad Street. The call came into officials around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning of a fire at the Brislan Building, home of Downtown Dental.

Initially, there were reports of a person trapped inside the building, but we're told everyone was able to make it out safely. The intersection of 12th Street and Broad Street is currently shut down to traffic while crews continue to investigate.

Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 for more on this developing story.


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