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Vacant property catches fire in Whitesboro

The Chief for the Whitesboro Fire Department believes the fire may have started by carelessly discarding smoking material.

Posted: Oct 19, 2019 6:38 PM

WHITESBORO- The Chief for the Whitesboro Fire Department believes the fire may have started by carelessly discarding smoking material.

Crews were called to 135 Main Street in Whitesboro on Saturday afternoon.

The Fire Chief said St. John's Episcopal Church owned the vacant property. He said he believes there were squatters and no one was inside at the time.

Crews were able to knock down the flames in about 10-20 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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