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September 18, 2013
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a fire at a sewer plant in the Finger Lakes region may have caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
Seneca County officials tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse the fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the plant located at the former Seneca Army Depot in the town of Romulus, between Seneca and Cayuga lakes 40 miles southwest of Syracuse.
Officials say the blaze apparently was started by welding a contractor was doing during repair work for the county. The county took possession of the sewer plant when the military closed the depot.
County officials say the plant is still operating but the damage could cost anywhere from $100,000 to $400,000.
No one was injured.
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