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Fire Damages Downtown Office Building

Fire Damages Downtown Office Building

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Fire damaged a largely vacant state office building in downtown Springfield Thursday afternoon.

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says the blaze somehow started on the outside of the building and likely caused about $250,000 in damage. That part of the building is vacant, no one was injured.

Fustin says it took crews about an hour to get the flames under control, nearly 25 people responded. The cause is still under investigation.

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