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      Fire destroys downtown Lumberton building

      Fire destroyed a building on Elm Street in downtown Lumberton Wednesday morning, according to Lumberton Fire Chief John Paul Ivey.

      Firefighters were called to the 300 block of Elm Street about 7 a.m. to find flames coming out of the building.

      They had the fire under control in about an hour but expect it to continue to smolder for a couple of days.

      The building was being cleaned out and was going to be used as a church, according to Chief Ivey.

      He says they don't yet know what started the fire.

      No one was hurt.

      Video courtesy of: Phillip Parnell, Lumberton

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