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Firefighters Handle Blaze On UNC Campus

Posted August 1, 2005

— Several fire crews responded to a structure fire early Monday morning at the Phillips Hall Annex on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

When they arrived, they found a fire in the open space between the second-floor ceiling and the roof.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. It took fire crews nearly two hours to put it out because it was in a hard-to-reach spot.

One firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion and was treated at the scene. Damage to the building is estimated at $50,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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