A massive five-alarm fire overtook and engulfed parts of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina on March 16.

According to the Raleigh Police Department, one minor injury was reported as a result of the fire.

The blaze reportedly started at an apartment complex that was under construction near 300 West North St.

Raleigh fire chief John McGrath said that there hasn’t been a fire in downtown as big since the 1920s.

Crews worked frantically to try to calm the blaze, and finally gained control after midnight.

Here are shocking photos and videos from the scene:


A Crane at a Construction Site Collapsed Because of the Flames


Firefighters Tried to Put Out the Blaze, But It Continued to Grow


A Video Shows the Moments After the Metropolitan Apartment Complex Project Lit on Fire


The Fire Reportedly Covered About 2.5 Blocks


Cars & Emergency Crews Fled From the Area to Avoid the Danger


The Blaze Was So Large & Hot That Its Smoke Particles Show Up on Radar

This post will be updated.

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