Staff ReportNewsWest 9
MIDLAND - Fire crews continue to monitor an abandoned building in downtown Midland after a fire ignited Monday afternoon.
The blaze broke out around 2:00 p.m. in the gutted Midland Savings Building on Wall Street.
Fire officials tell NewsWest 9 that the high rise building was being prepared for an implosion next week when combustible materials caught fire in an elevator shaft.
Smoke could be seen for miles pouring out of downtown Midland. No mandatory evacuations were ordered, but workers did leave several nearby buildings due to the thick smoke as a precaution.
No injuries have been reported. Downtown streets that were closed earlier in the day on Monday have been re-opened to traffic.
As Midland officials look towards future, development in the city's northeast region is an easy choice.
Though the former president is awake and alert, he will likely remain at the hospital for a few days of observation. Copyright 2018 KWES. All rights reserved.
On the week of May 28, keep a watch out for these road repairs in the West Texas area.
Mark your calendars. The Midland Humane Coalition is hosting a no-sew blanket class, showing you how to make your very own blanket.
The Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery held a Medal of Honor Memorial Day dedication Saturday, to honor those who've died while serving in the armed forces.