08/17/09 Fire Destroys Building on Long Ave. in New Castle
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08/17/09 Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning, fire broke out at an abandoned building on W. Long Ave. on the south side of New Castle. The three story wood-frame structure previously housed a retail business with apartments above. When firemen arrived, they found the rear door open and the building completely engulfed in flames. A short time later the roof caved in. Some residents of a nearby apartment building were evacuated as a precautionary measure. The fire is being treated as suspicious but has not yet been ruled an arson.