Evacuation as IBM high-rise catches fire in central Brisbane
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 2, 2015
Hundreds of people, including those who just evacuated from the high-rise on Edward Street, watched thick smoke billowing from one of the upper floors of the building. Firefighters were called to the scene at 12:40 pm Tuesday.
IBM building on Edward street ablaze pic.twitter.com/D9YYpH2211
— Luke Pendergast (@Lukependergast) June 2, 2015
The whole 13th floor filled with smoke, but all employees were safely evacuated, according to the tech company.
“All our staff are safe and accounted for,” an IBM spokeswoman said.
— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) June 2, 2015
According to reports, the fire may have started in a service elevator.
Multiple #QFES crews attending incident on Edward St, Brisbane CBD, building evacuation in progress.— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) June 2, 2015
The fire has been successfully put out and Queensland Ambulance Service said there have been no reports of injuries.
Fire at Edward St #Brisbane CBD is out. Primary search has been completed by firefighters, secondary search underway.
— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) June 2, 2015