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Authorities Investigating Bluffton Fire

Last updated on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

(BLUFFTON, IN) - Authorities are investigating a fire that gutted a historic downtown Bluffton building.

The blaze at the century-old building at Johnson and Market Streets was reported about 11:00AM Sunday.

Between 60 and 70 firefighters helped battle the blaze.

Bluffton Fire Chief Bob Plummer says the fire was likely started by an electrical heater in a corner apartment on the second floor.

None of the tenants were hurt. Several firefighters suffered minor injuries related to hypothermia and exhaustion.

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