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50 firefighters respond to roof fire at Destiny USA

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50 firefighters respond to roof fire at Destiny USA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse fire crews responded to a fire on the roof of Destiny USA mall on Tuesday evening.

The calls came in just after 6:30 p.m. The Syracuse Fire Department said the first units were on scene in three minutes, and reported a very heavy volume of smoke issuing from the roof area above the Cheesecake Factory.

When crews made it to the roof, they discovered a large area of roofing material, 20' by 50' on fire. Several sections of the roof had to be cut open to check for hot spots. 

The mall was evacuated and the power was shut down. The were no injuries reported. Syracuse Fire Department said two fire hydrants were not working when they first arrived but that did not have an impact on the operation.

There is no word yet on a cause.

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