PHILADELPHIA — Firefighters have battled a blaze at a high-rise apartment building in downtown Philadelphia.

The fire broke out at the 12-floor Walnut Square Apartments in Center City shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Smoke could be seen rising from the roof area. The building was evacuated.

Firefighters had the fire under control shortly before 8:30 p.m.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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