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Crews extinguish fire in Aggieville district in Manhattan

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Thirty firefighters fought the blaze from outside the building before extinguishing it around 8 a.m.  (Manhattan Fire Department) Thirty firefighters fought the blaze from outside the building before extinguishing it around 8 a.m. (Manhattan Fire Department)
(Manhattan Fire Department) (Manhattan Fire Department)
MANHATTAN, KS (AP) -

Crews have extinguished a fire that heavily damaged one building and caused smoke damage to two others in the Aggieville bar and shopping district near the Kansas State University campus.

Deputy Manhattan Fire Chief Ryan Almes says the fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Thursday in a building that had housed a bookstore called the Dusty Bookshelf and was being renovated. Almes says dangerous conditions inside the building forced firefighters to exit the building. He says 30 firefighters then fought the blaze from outside the building before extinguishing it around 8 a.m.

No one was hurt.

The fire also caused smoke damage to adjoining businesses that sell doughnuts and T-shirts. A cat was rescued from one of the businesses.

The state fire marshal's office will help investigate the fire's cause.

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