Firefighters battle fire in downtown Paducah

UPDATE: Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle now calls the fire suspicious. For more information, click here.

UPDATE: The city of Paducah says fire crews have gotten control of a large fire that overtook a two-story apartment building downtown.

The call about the fire came in at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, and all five of the city’s fire stations responded. The building was vacant, and the city says no one was injured. The second floor was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and they worked for hours to put the blaze out.

The city says the building is destroyed, and it will need to be demolished. But, the other buildings adjacent to the apartment were not touched by the fire.

As of around 2:28 p.m., the city says crews have gotten control of the fire and are wrapping up at the scene. The cause is still being investigated.

PADUCAH — Firefighters are battling a large fire in Downtown Paducah.

A building is on fire at the intersection of 6th Street and Adams.

A neighbor says it is a vacant apartment building.

6th Street is closed between Clark Street and Oscar Cross Avenue.

People should avoid that area.

We will bring you more information when it becomes available.