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Originally published: 2014-05-12 16:23:40
Last modified: 2014-05-13 14:42:16

UPDATE: Cause of structure fire under investigation

by Allison Haver

A structure fire on Furman Road near Watauga Medical Center, which was reported on Monday afternoon, is now under investigation according to Town of Boone Fire Marshal Ronnie Marsh.

The call came in around 3:16 p.m. sending responders from Boone Fire Department and Boone Police Department to Willow Tree Medical Concepts at 323 Furman Road.

The fire was observed coming from the front, left corner of the building Marsh said.

While police officers blocked off the road, firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and smoke coming from the left side of the building.

According to Marsh the origin of the fire is currently under investigation. Boone Police and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

The Boone Fire and Police Departments requested the assistance of the SBI to determine the cause and origin of the fire and to provide additional limited assistance, according to Assistant Public Information Officer for Attorney General Roy Cooper of the N.C. Department of Justice Jennifer Canada.

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