RALEIGH, N.C. — A huge fire broke out in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday night.
The fire happened at a building under construction at 400 W. North St., WTVD reports.
The Raleigh Fire just went to 5 Alarms, a Tower Crane has collapsed & adjacent structures are now threatened. Stay safe brothers & sisters! https://t.co/wPGKpVlPbF
— Charlotte Fire Comms (@CFD_Alarm) March 17, 2017
Many people took to social media to share dramatic photos and videos of the blaze, which is blanketed downtown Raleigh in smoke and ashes.
The construction site sits between two apartment buildings, WTVD reports, but it’s not clear as of 11 p.m. ET whether or not there were any injuries.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Editor’s note: Some tweets below contain videos with graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Downtown Raleigh watch tower crane fall pic.twitter.com/GsLRCEQwuL
— Danny Horton (@Danny51legend) March 17, 2017
— Jay Nakai (@JayNakai) March 17, 2017
— Dave Stein (@DaveStein425) March 17, 2017
So Raleigh is on fire pic.twitter.com/vZ6905FNS0
— Tyler Breazeale (@tyler_breazeale) March 17, 2017
— Jeff Baynham (@JeffBaynham) March 17, 2017
— Jeff Smith (@jeffsmitts) March 17, 2017
— NINI ❤︎ (@ninialazae) March 17, 2017
downtown Raleigh is on fire. My view from Glenwood St. pic.twitter.com/HD1ByFkEzE
— mercedes (@merskawski) March 17, 2017
This is a developing story.