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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Six-Alarm Fire: Historic Rexmere Hotel, Stamford, NY - 03.25.2014

Stamford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A six-alarm fire destroys the historic seven-story Rexmere Hotel building with multiple fire departments across three counties responding.

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Stamford, NY -- Fire ripped through a historic building on Tuesday. 

The fire engulfed the 100-year-old wooden building once known as 'The Queen of the Catskills' in less than half an hour.

Not much is left of the old Rexmere Hotel at 159 Main Street in Stamford after the fire. Authorities say more than 100 firefighters battled the flames.

Investigators say they don't believe the building was still in use. They say flames were spotted on the first floor and spread very quickly. The Fire Chief says the whole structure went up in flames in about 10 minutes. 

Authorities have not yet spoken about a possible cause.

At least 10 departments responded with more than 300 firefighters on scene.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is likely to take days according to the Stamford Fire Chief.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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