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(KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Fire Department extinguished a fire in a downtown high-rise Wednesday evening.

A news release says firefighters responded to Broadway Plaza at 15th First Street Southeast around 5:30 PM after light smoke was detected in the lobby. After arriving at the scene, firefighters traced the smoke to an awning below a second-floor window, where a small fire was discovered in the awning at the junction with a wall between the two floors.

After extinguishing the fire, firefighters then opened up an interior wall in the lobby where some additional flames were found and extinguished. The floors above were then checked for any signs it might have spread up through the wall.

The incident did not require the evacuation of the building. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester firefighters responded to the Broadway Plaza hotel Wednesday evening.

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Limited information has been released, however preliminary reports indicate there was fire was in a wall near the entrance of the hotel. Crews put out the flames and began extinguishing hot spots.

Firefighters were also ventilating smoke through the skyway level, initial reports say.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

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