A 1st alarm was trasmitted and within minutes a 2nd alarm was struck per 95C3(Capt. Spirka) reporting heavy fire in the downtown area. Crews found themselves a 2 story mixed occupancy with heavy fire conditions on all floors. A defensive attack was started using deck guns and 2 ladder pipes. Crews began protecting the exposures of the buildings across the street but due to the immense heat other buildings did suffer some damage along with the street and traffic lights.