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Hopewell fire remains under investigation

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday around 3:21 pm crews were called to the corner of State Route 21 and Johnson Road in Hopewell for the report of a structure fire.

When units arrived they found an unoccupied, abandoned building on fire. The Shortsville, Manchester, and Clifton Springs Fire Departments responded, as did the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortsville Ambulance, RG&E, as well as NYSEG were also called to the scene. The fire was extinguished quickly and there were not injuries reported.

The homeowner reports that property is insured on the property. The cause of the fire, though, remains under investigation.

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