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Firefighters responded to a 2-alarm fire at a building in downtown Stockton Wednesday afternoon.

The building is on E Main Street, near S Grant Street.

The building is Earle Hotel, which has been abandoned for some time and fallen into a state of disrepair.

stockton fire chief pic

Photo courtesy: Stockton Fire Department

Crews are fighting the fire from the outside, because the interior is said to be too dangerous.

This building has been abandoned for some time now, with continuing security issues. Squatters and vandals have continually entered the building, and made holes in the floors and walls. These void spaces make fire spread faster, and fire attack more dangerous,” read a Facebook post from Stockton Firefighters Local 456.

Mayor Anthony Silva said the building is a “total loss.”

This hotel was not one of the three the city has been offering to developers for revitalization.

It was not immediately known if anyone was hurt, or what caused the fire.

A large plume of smoke could be seen from some distance.

Stockton Police were also on scene, helping with traffic control.

Louie’s Market, across the street from the hotel, was told by firefighters to close for fear that the historic building may collapse.

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