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Fire Engulfs 2-Story Building In Wilmington, Delaware

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By Steve Beck

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Firefighters battled a fire that engulfed a building in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday afternoon.

The fire broke out at about 11:40 a.m. Thursday inside a condemned building known as the Gross Lighting Center at 201 West 4th Street.

Officials say the fire quickly reached two alarms. There were reports that the exterior walls of the building showed signs of collapsing.

Numerous firefighters, as well as several fire trucks, were at the scene battling the blaze until it was placed under control at 2:06 p.m.

Local detours were in effect as a result of the fire, and two firefighters sustained minor injuries during the incident.

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