Downtown Edmonton high rise evacuated during fire: officials

Crews responded to a fire at a building at 100 Avenue and 107 Street on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Twitter/@JustEatItYEG)

A downtown building was evacuated after it caught fire Wednesday afternoon, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said.

Seventeen units of firefighters responded to a high rise at 107 Street and 100 Avenue just after 1:30 p.m.

Approximately 80 people were evacuated, but no one was injured, EFRS said.

Fire downtown Edmonton I'm the building across from mine. Three loud explosions. Hope everyone is alright. #yegdt #yegnews #yeg

— JustEatIt#YEG (@JustEatItYEG) October 21, 2020

Crews got the fire under control at 2:07 p.m.