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Firefighters respond to early morning fire on Martin Luther King Boulevard

Cause of fire is under investigation
Posted at 6:23 AM, Jul 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-27 11:11:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Firefighters have put out a fire at an abandoned commercial building in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard near Cleveland Street.

Fire crews were dispatched to the structure fire around 4:42 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

"When fire units arrived on the scene, the building’s roof was engulfed in flames. Over a dozen CCFD units helped battle the blaze. It took just under two hours to extinguish the fire," said city officials.

According to crews, the fire caused heavy structural damage, including a collapsed roof. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

"A building inspection has determined the structure to be a total loss. The structure has been ordered to be demolished in accordance with the city’s emergency demolition ordinance," added city officials.

The building owner has three business days to respond; however, if no response is received after three days, the City will begin demolition under established guidelines.