5th Avenue Fire Post-Mortem

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    On Friday we reported a serious fire at the Associated Supermarket on 5th Avenue and 17th Street. The fire, caused by an exploded boiler in the basement, lasted through the night and required 150 firefighters. We checked the site out on Sunday and it was pretty grim. The Unisex Hair Salon and Associated Supermarket are completely gutted, so are the apartments above it. The street remained closed to traffic and there were a few people on site checking out the extensive damage. Luckily no one was seriously injured, but at least ten families have been displaced.
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