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3:17 AM Wed, Dec. 12th

Fire damages historic Prescott building

PRESCOTT - A fire alarm alerted the Prescott Fire Department to a Saturday night fire in a historic downtown building that houses a number of offices.

Firefighter/paramedic Jeff Jones reported on Sunday that the Prescott Fire Department was notified at about 10 p.m. Saturday that a fire alarm had gone off in a building at 126 N. Marina St. The building was unoccupied at the time.

Four fire engines from the Prescott Fire Department and the Central Yavapai Fire District, along with 16 firefighters, responded to the fire.

When Jones' fire truck arrived at the scene, he said firefighters smelled fire, and broke through the door to get inside. Firefighters were able to get to a second-story office, where they found smoke and flames.

Using a hose line, firefighters put the fire out in less than five minutes, Jones said.

While noting that the fire department's prevention team would investigate the cause of the fire, Jones said, "It looks as though it's electrical in nature."

No damage estimates were available Sunday, but Jones said the upstairs office appeared to have significant fire and smoke damage.

A plaque on the building designates it as being on the National Register of Historic Places. Jones said the building - the Marina Executive Center - dates back to 1928.