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Ithaca Firefighters Battle Blaze at Popular College-Town Pub

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A popular pub and adjoining apartment building in Ithaca were damaged by fire today.

The Chapter House bar at 408 Stewart Ave. and an adjacent apartment building have sustained heavy fire damage.

Around 4:30 this morning Ithaca Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the pub located in the Cornell college town area of the city.

Rescuers found heavy flames and smoke coming from the bar and a three-story apartment building next door.
The apartment building was evacuated and no injuries have been reported. One person is still unaccounted for though.

The fire is under control, but reports from the scene indicate substantial damage, the roof of he Chapter House has collapsed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, an initial review suggests that the fire may have started between the bar and the apartment building.

Photo from the Ithaca Voice

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