Crews battle fire at building under construction in College Park, UMD to close early

Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 06:37:43-04

Firefighters are battling a blaze in a six-story building under construction near the University of Maryland.

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department spokesman Mark Brady tweets that the fire broke out Monday morning on the fifth-floor of the building in College Park.

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Video from the scene shows thick plumes of smoke rising from the building.

The University of Maryland, College Park will close at 1 p.m. Monday due to poor air quality from the fire. 

Students on campus are advised to stay inside with windows and doors closed. Road closures are in place.