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2:01 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Bartlesville Fire

Bartlesville, OK – Blaze destroys historic Bartlesville building

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Firefighters in Bartlesville are still mopping up hot spots after an early morning blaze that destroyed a nearly 100-year-old downtown building.

Fire officials say the fire was first reported about 3 a.m. Monday, and it took more than three hours to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Located across from the ConocoPhillips office complex, the historic building housed eight tenants, including a restaurant.

Because of fear the building may collapse, fire officials say the don't plan to begin their investigation into the fire's source until Tuesday.

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Information from: KOTV-TV, http://www.newson6.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.