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Salvation Army fire probed

By Katherine Wartell

Manhattan Fire Department officials are investigating a fire that occurred in the Salvation Army, 310 Poyntz Ave., Saturday morning. RCPD officials said the blaze could be an arson, but investigators are unable to locate a source of ignition at this time.

Officials said crews were called to the building after reports of an odor of smoke were made at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Officials said when crews arrived they found a fire in the building and made an aggressive interior attack to bring the blaze under control in approximately 25 minutes.

The building suffered substantial smoke and heat damage and fire loss estimates are at $150,000.

There were no reported injuries.

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