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Crews battle major fire in downtown Auburn

Three fires in 80 years.

The Auburn Fire Department was called to the scene at 10 South St. at about 7:15 am, according to officials, where a fire began at Fast Trak Wireless.

Smoke could be seen pouring out from the structure, which caused travel to be stopped in downtown.

Fire Chief Joe Morabito told the Auburn Citizen that there’s significant damage to the interior of the building. Crews smashed upper story windows to allow for ventilation, and dark char marks could be seen around sections of windows and doors. “You can’t see anything from the outside, but the inside’s got some fairly heavy fire and water damage,” he added.

Roadways were re-opened by mid-afternoon. The fire itself wasn’t reported to have been suspicious, but officials will work through their usual methods to determine an official cause.

Read the full report from The Citizen
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As stated before, fires in downtown Auburn have been extremely rare with just 3 in the past 80 years. Here is video of the Auburn Dire Department responding to a call for a fire in downtown in 1999…

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ORIGINAL REPORT FROM FINGERLAKES1.COM:

The Auburn Fire Department is on-scene of a three alarm fire, which broke out this morning around 7 am.

Crews responded to the structure fire around 7:15 am, according to the Auburn Citizen, who noted that first responders saw smoke pouring out of the second floor of the building at 10 South St.

The fire allegedly began in Fast Trak Wireless and there is significant damage to the inside of the building reported, as well.

South St. between Genesee and Lincoln streets is closed to traffic. Genesee St. between William and South streets is also closed.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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