A dilapidated former store in downtown Nogales caught fire on Monday while a demolition crew was working inside, authorities said. The blaze destroyed the building and damaged neighboring structures as well.

According to a statement from Nogales Fire Chief Jeff Sargent, the building where the fire started had suffered a partial roof collapse and was "in an abatement process with the City of Nogales." The crew was inside the structure "using a cut-off wheel when the fire started," Sargent said.

Courthouse smoke

Smoke from a fire on Morley Avenue clouds the 1904 Courthouse on Monday afternoon.



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