Large smoke plume spotted in downtown Denver

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DENVER — Smoke from a fire at a downtown Denver office building cooling unit injured three people Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to E. 17th Avenue and Grant Street around 2 p.m. after a fire started in the mechanical room of a cooling/heating unit on the roof of a parking garage at attached to the building at 303 E. 17th.

Workers inside the building were evacuated. Firefighters searched it to make sure the fire from the mechanical room did not spread.

Viewers sent us multiple photos of the smoke on Twitter, which at one point could be seen from City Park.

Firefighters said three people were being treated for smoke inhalation. One person was taken to a local hospital.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire. FOX31 Denver viewer @CosplayPete sent a photo saying the fire was almost out around 2:20 p.m.

It’s not known yet what started the fire.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.

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