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Fire destroys building in Wilmington

May 20, 2013

WILMINGTON - Fire destroyed a pole barn in Wilmington and a sport-utility vehicle inside it early Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 485 Hardy Road at 6:42 a.m., according to Essex County Emergency Services Director Don Jaquish.

"(The pole barn) was totaled," he said. "A car - a Honda Element - was also lost."

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Firefighters on the scene at 485 Hardy Road in Wilmington today.

Photos/Lora Bushy/Lake Placid News

The property where the barn was located is owned by Nancy LaBlanc and J. Scott Avery, Jaquish said.

The fire has been deemed accidental, but the cause has not yet been determined, Jaquish said.

"There were outdoor wood boilers adjancent to the structure," Jaquish said. "But it's not known if they had anything to do with it."

Firefighters from Wilmington, Lake Placid, Jay and Upper Jay responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported.



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