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Electrical fire quickly controlled at American Tobacco Campus

Posted December 29, 2008 12:29 p.m. EST
Updated December 29, 2008 12:48 p.m. EST

— An electrical fire in downtown Durham was quickly extinguished in the noon hour Monday, Paul Pope, general manager of the American Tobacco Historic District said.

Movers working at the Symposium Café at the American Tobacco Campus ruptured a gas line Monday, sparking an electrical fire, Pope said.

Three buildings on Blackwell Street were evacuated just before noon, and firefighters responded to the scene. A few wires were damaged, Pope said.

Workers were allowed back into the buildings after the scene was secured.