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Commercial building near downtown Prescott heavily damaged by fire

What building is used for, cause of fire unknown

A commercial building off of E. Moeller Street in Prescott was significantly damaged in a fire late last night, Tuesday, March 6.

Scott Luedeman, Prescott Fire Department Battalion Chief/Courtesy

A commercial building off of E. Moeller Street in Prescott was significantly damaged in a fire late last night, Tuesday, March 6.

A commercial building near downtown Prescott sustained considerable damage from a late night fire Tuesday, March 6, according to a Prescott Fire Department (PFD) news release.

The fire department’s dispatch received a call for a fire alarm on the 700 block of East Moeller at about 11:30 p.m.

The initial arriving unit on scene found smoke coming from what is believed to be an auto repair facility, said Jeff Jones, PFD spokesperson.

Jones said the address of the alarm was 742 E. Moeller, but it’s unclear exactly what the building is used for. Online searches of the address did not reveal any clear information either.

Given the size of the building and the extent of the fire, additional resources were called in, according to the press release. This included the Prescott Police Department, a Lifeline ambulance, three more fire engines and a battalion chief.

Interior crews were able to knock down the main body of the fire in about 20 minutes, Jones said. There was substantial smoke and heat damage to the inside of the building as well as the contents. Crews remained on scene for a total of about three to four hours while investigators searched for the cause of the fire. The cause is still under investigation.