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Fayetteville Fire Ruled Accidental

Posted April 10, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A spectacular blaze that lit up the Fayetteville skyline Wednesday night has been ruled accidental.

The fire ripped through the Person Street Professional Building. Investigators say it was sparked by an electrical short in a water heater.

A firefighter sustained second-degree burns in the battle against the fire. There were no other injuries reported.