Fire hits historic building

April 8, 2008 7:13:05 AM PDT
Flames broke out inside the Historic Gershman Y building in Philadelphia.

The fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. in the building, which is part of the University of the Arts campus, on the 400 block of South Broad Street in Center City.

The fire was located inside the Levitt auditorium theater. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke throughout the building.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to place the fire under control.


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