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Sunday, January 4, 2015

2-Alarm Family Dollar Store Fire - Binghamton New York 01.03.2015

Firefighters from Binghamton, Vestal and Five Mile Point fire departments responded early Saturday morning at 12:15 A.M. to the Family Dollar store located at 1173 Vestal Ave. in the City of Binghamton’s South Side.

Heavy smoke coming from the building's rear for more than two hours, with small flames flickering from areas of the roof cut away by firefighters with chainsaws.

The fire was contained to the rear of the building, although the windows of the Family Dollar were broken out. The area inside of the front of the store appeared to be charred from the fire.

At 2:25 A.M. it was reported by fire crews on the scene to the county dispatchers that the fire was contained and they were concentrating on stubborn areas of the roof that continued to smolder.

"The fire was real stubborn but we were able to contain it," said Binghamton Fire Marshal Dan Eggleston. "The guys did a great job knocking it down."

"They knocked down the initial fire pretty quick," said Binghamton Fire Marshal Daniel Eggleston. "But there were some hot spots under the roof. We were here for several hours."

"We're going in and finding where we believe the fire started," Eggleston said. "We're trying to find out potential causes in that area, and ruling out certain things, leaving us whatever is left."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

(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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