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Apartment building fire in Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:55:06 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 07 2013 02:32:20 PM CDT
WISE COUNTY, Va. -

An apartment building has burned in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

The Big Stone Gap fire department tells us the fire happened on the corner of Wood Avenue and East 5th Street. 

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. We're told the building has been empty for some time.

Firefighters say they made an initial sweep of the building and did not find anyone inside, however they did have reason to believe the old building was not safe and could collapse.

We're told it's too early to speculate on a cause, but arson has not been ruled out.