Fire damages Bulova building in Lancaster city

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LANCASTER — Thick smoke could be seen for several blocks after a fire broke out at the Bulova building in Lancaster City on Wednesday.

Crews responded to the 100 block of North Queen Street, near East Orange Street shortly before 12 p.m.

The building was under construction when the blaze broke out.

Lancaster City Fire Captain Todd Hutchinson says the fire started while a contractor was removing an air handler from the roof of the building. Contractors were using a torch inside the heating and air conditioning unit when plastic inside caught fire.

Three people were on the roof at the time the blaze started. No one was injured.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire before it spread. It was marked controlled by 12:35 p.m.

Orange Street from Duke Street to Queen Street is closed, as is Queen Street from King to Chestnut.

Lancaster resident Bill Speakman sent this footage shot from the roof of Tellus360 on East King St., about a block from the scene of the fire.

This story has been updated from its previous version. 

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