UPDATE: Fire stamped out at Reserve Square in downtown Cleveland; East 12th shut down

The fire was sparked in a garbage chute, and multiple hallways are filled with smoke

UPDATE: Fire stamped out at Reserve Square in downtown Cleveland; East 12th shut down
The 980-unit apartment building is located on East 12th Street in downtown Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland firefighters converged at Reserve Square in downtown Cleveland, after a fire was sparked inside the high-rise apartment building around 9 p.m. Thursday night.

UPDATE: Fire stamped out at Reserve Square in downtown Cleveland; East 12th shut down. Coverage: https://bit.ly/2vghPEh

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Smoke was visible in multiple hallways, and first responders swept the building to ensure the fire didn’t spread.

Heavy smoke filled multiple hallways after a garbage chute caught fire Thursday night at Reserve Square in downtown Cleveland.
Heavy smoke filled multiple hallways after a garbage chute caught fire Thursday night at Reserve Square in downtown Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)

The fire originated in a garbage chute, no injuries have been reported and scores of residents evacuated.

CFD Chief Angelo Calvillo reported from the scene that the fire has been stamped out.

The 980-unit apartment building is located on East 12 Street, between Superior and Chester avenues.

East 12th is shut down as crews continue to work the scene.

The 19 News studio is attached to Reserve Square, and our evening broadcasts will not be interrupted.

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