UPDATE: Fire in Downtown Asheville
(11:50 A.M. UPDATE) Traffic is open on I-240 and Montford Ave. Asheville Police have barricades along Hill St. It will be closed for at least another hour.
(11:30 A.M. UPDATE) The fire is now out. Crews are still on scene. No injuries are reported. Hill Street is blocked while crews clear the scene.
(11:06 UPDATE): Scanner traffic indicates the fire is now under control. Firefighters say the fire began when workers were cutting steel beams in the old auditorium. Asheville Police advise motorists to avoid Montford Avenue and Hill Street. Hill Street is closed at this time from the Hillcrest Apartments at Atkinson Street to Montford Avenue.
Fire fighters are on the scene of a fire in downtown Asheville at the old Isaac Dickson School.
The school has been under demolition. There are no students at this school at all.
We'll update you as we learn more information.