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Two structures destroyed in Seneca Falls after Wednesday fire: Cause was electrical, police say

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A major structure fire was reported on Demont Road in Seneca Falls on Wednesday around 12:07 p.m., prompting immediate response from an array of agencies in the area.

Upon reaching the location, police found one building fully engulfed, with the fire having already spread to an adjacent structure.

The rapid response from Seneca Falls Fire Department and several other local fire agencies ensured the fire was promptly contained and extinguished. In an update Thursday morning, police said investigators determined the cause of the blaze to be an electrical problem.

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The collective efforts of various local agencies including the Waterloo Village Police Department, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, and fire departments from Waterloo, Fayette, Clyde, Union Springs, Romulus, Varick, and Cayuga were instrumental in managing the situation.

While there were no injuries reported, both affected buildings have been deemed total losses. An extensive investigation is currently underway to ascertain the cause and details of the incident.