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Early morning fire destroys funeral home in Sylvester

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February 22, 2008

Sylvester--A massive fire has destroyed a funeral home in Sylvester today.

Firefighters were dispatched to the Shepard's Funeral home located at 307 West Railroad Street around 3:45 this morning.

The building was still intact when our news crew arrived on the scene, however, it only took minutes for the fire to burn through the building's walls, causing the structure to collapse.

Firefighters battled the fire for about 45 minutes before getting it under control.  The rain certainly helped their efforts.

Fortunately, no one was inside the funeral home when the fire broke out and there were no injuries.

Work crews were also on the scene repairing several down power lines.

The cause of that fire remains under investigation.

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