DENVER — Denver Fire told FOX31 Denver that an elevator was reportedly smoking in a 43-story building at 1999 Broadway Wednesday evening.
The Fire Department initially responded to a call about an elevator motor fire. There was smoke in the building which is home to some IRS offices as well as other businesses.
A second alarm was called for manpower to help evacuate people from the building via stairs.
While fire crews conducted the investigation, fire trucks blocked D-line light rail tracks. RTD set up a bus shuttle for their passengers.
Fire Dept activity blocking D line tracks downtown near 19th/Broadway, a bus shuttle is in place between 18th/California & 25th/Welton
— RTD (@RideRTD) April 8, 2015
Once the trucks moved, RTD restored normal light rail service.
Xcel Energy crews said a power line into the skyscraper failed and that’s what sent smoke into the building.
There were no injuries.
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