Flames erupted briefly Tuesday night from the roof of the historic Divine Lorraine building on North Broad Street.
The fire was reported about 6:50 p.m. in the building at Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue, fire officials said.
Firefighters took extra time and caution getting a water line up to the roof because the interior of the long-shuttered building is not safe, fire officials said.
The fire was declared under control shortly before 8 p.m. No injuries were reported. - Robert Moran