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Downtown fire ruled an accident

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Fitzgerald- Fire broke out at the old Ford Building late Thursday afternoon. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours and spent the night putting out hot spots.

The building is owned by the city and was vacant. Police Chief Bill Smallwood says city employees working on the ceiling thought power was cut off from the building, but there were some hot lines inside. Somehow the one of the lines sparked and caught piles of fat lighter being stored inside the building on fire.

Posted at 6:25 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com