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Alabama Fire Destroys Buildings

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State and local officials are investigating a weekend fire in Sulligent, Alabama that destroyed several downtown buildings and damaged other businesses.
The call came in shortly before 10:30 Saturday night and the Sulligent volunteer department responded immediately.
Even though they had the fire contained by 2:30 this morning, crews still had to monitor hot spots because some of the buildings had older structures that could easily re-spark and rekindle a fire.
The fire destroyed Grand Rooms furniture store and the former historical Whitten Pharmacy buildings.
Both structures were built about 100 years ago.
The Sulligent Fire Department was assisted by neighboring volunteer fire departments.
Officials say that's the reason the fire didn't spread to other buildings.
Witnesses say there was a lot of lightning in the area when the blaze started, but the State Fire Marshal says it's too early to determine what caused the blaze.



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