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High-rise ASU building under construction catches fire

The fire started at a building near Rural and University around 6 p.m.

TEMPE, Ariz. — A fire broke out at an ASU high-rise building in Tempe on Tuesday evening, but no one was hurt.

The fire started at a campus building near Rural Road and University Drive around 6 p.m.

ASU police said the science and tech building is under construction, and no active classes or research are taking place.

Heavy smoke billowed from the top of the building for over an hour while crews used ladder trucks to get the blaze under control

ASU police said construction materials located on the roof caught on fire for reasons that are still under investigation.

No injuries have been reported.

Crews from Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Chandler assisted in putting out the fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for the latest updates.


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