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GUANGZHOU, CHINA - A high-rise building that was ablaze for over 13 hours in downtown Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, was extinguished on Monday morning.

The fire was put out after it burned through the 25-story Jianye Mansion, an unfinished building on Qiyi Road.

No casualties have been reported in the massive blaze that required a total of 58 fire engines and 350 firefighters to put it out.

Some 20 workers inside the building and about 1,600 residents living in nearby residential condos, have been relocated, according to the municipal fire department.

Classes on Monday are suspended in three schools near the site.

Construction on the building was suspended more than 10 years ago. It was being used as a storehouse for shoes and wooden boards, according to a resident who lives in the neighborhood.

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