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Abandoned Circuit City catches fire in Newark

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Firefighters in Newark are mopping up after a fire raced through an abandoned Circuit City building on Saturday.

The fire broke out just after 2:30 p.m. at the Mowry Avenue building. The blaze put out a plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles.

Firefighters were concerned that a homeless person might have been trapped in the building, but a search of the burned structure turned up empty.

The fire has been extinguished. There were no injuries reported.

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