Bisbee city officials will be relocated after city hall fire

City officials were relocated to a nearby church after a fire damaged the city hall building.

Bisbee's mayor said city offices will be relocated after a fire at city hall.

Mayor David Smith spoke to KVOA while on a trip in Australia.

After “substantial” damage to City Hall, a nearby church will be used as a command center. They will relocate city offices to Melody Middle Lane School, which is vacant.

Smith will be back in town Thursday, and they will start the investigation into the fire Friday. Smith is a former Tucson Police officer and fire investigator.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, smoke is very heavy. They are advising people to stay out of the area, and if you have breathing or respiratory problems stay indoors.

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UPDATE: The City of Bisbee is reporting very low to no water pressure after firefighters battled a fire that engulfed the Bisbee City Hall for several hours early Wednesday morning.

According to Bisbee Police and Fire Department, the fire started at around 1 a.m. At about 6:30 a.m., firefighters from seven different agencies including, Naco Fire, San Jose Fire, Sunnyside Fire, Douglas Fire, Whetstone Fire, Palominas Fire, and Sierra Vista Fire were still dousing water on hot spots still smoldering inside the building. 

The Arizona Water Company is currently working to restore water pressure to all residents.

No injuries are being reported.

The Bisbee City Hall was empty when the fire started.

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UPDATE: Firefighters are still on scene dousing hot spots from a fire that engulfed the Bisbee City Hall building early Wednesday morning.

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BISBEE, Ariz, (KVOA) -- Bisbee firefighters are battling a fire that broke out at Bisbee City Hall early Wednesday morning.

According to the Bisbee Police and Fire Department, the blaze started at around 1:00 a.m.

No injuries have been reported and no other details are known at this time.

This story comes from our news partners at KVOA in Tucson.

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