Firefighters and police responded to the scene of a fire that broke out overnight at the Arizona Democratic Party Building in Phoenix. The Phoenix Fire Department says the fire broke out at about 1 a.m. on July 24 at the building near Central and Thomas. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found heavy smoke inside the building and determined no one was inside.
H/T: FOX 10 Phoenix
"A lot of hard work is encompassed in this place," Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes told FOX 10's Anita Roman at the scene. "You've got volunteers and staff who have been popping in and out of here on various schedules to exchange information. We've got data on hard drives, we've got some data that's not on hard drives, we've got campaign materials... this is really the hub of the Democratic Party's headquarters."
Breaking overnight - investigators are working to figure out what started a fire at the Arizona Democratic Party building off of Central Ave. in Phoenix. @PHXFire says no one was hurt.— JenWahl12News (@JenWahl12News) July 24, 2020
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The Democratic HQ on Central Ave burned overnight. Because it’s still under investigation. The north side of the building suffered heavy damage. There are several security cameras. Footage being checked out now. The chairwoman says threats and vandalism are common. #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/YA3O6K16u9— Brian Webb (@BWebbFox10) July 24, 2020
Can’t wait to see what the cause of fire was— Fire sparks at Arizona Democratic Party building in Phoenix https://t.co/RhDig0EBvm— Cheryl Del Colliano (@cdelcolliano) July 24, 2020
Stay safe teams - stay safe. https://t.co/SQU3KjLDbt— AZ Democrats LD12 (@D12Democrats) July 24, 2020
Fire damages Arizona Democratic Party building in Phoenix https://t.co/MQQOIi9ING— mommyroxworld (@mommyroxworld) July 24, 2020