Firefighters have begun to control the construction site fire in downtown Houston.
No injuries were reported in the blaze according to the Houston Fire Department but a large block was levelled and over seven stories were damaged.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene along with nearly 200 personnel and fire officials mayor's office said.
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