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April 28, 2013

BREAKING: Fire decimates downtown building

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JACKSONVILLE —

"We'll just keep wetting it down and we'll hit it with some Class A foam," Chief White said.

Class A foam will cool the fire and to coat the fuel, preventing its contact with oxygen.

"Right now, the building is very dangerous," Chief White said. "It shouldn't just fall, but there's nothing holding the brick up. Firefighters said when they hit the walls with the hose, the walls just shook. It's going to have to come down."

It took approximately three hours to put out the fire, Chief White said.

Fire Marshal Tate shook his head.

"I don't know how we'll be able to determine anything," he said, looking into the complete wreckage of the building.

 

 

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