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Investigators determine who may be responsible for Tuscola fire

Tuscola grain elevator destroyed by fire

TUSCOLA, Texas - Investigators have determined who may have caused the grain elevator in Tuscola Friday.

High school teens and adolescents are believed to be responsible, however the fire is not thought to be intentional.

The fire ocurred by the train tracks near Jim Ned high school.

Firefighters were called to the scene after 1 p.m. It took firefighters nearly an hour to get the flames under control. After the fire died down, what remained of the grain elevator was knocked down by a bulldozer to let it burn completely out.

The grain elevator is owned by Abilene Ag Service & Supply Inc.

Streets closed during the blaze included Railroad Avenue and 7th Street.

Firefighters from Lawn, ECCA and Jim Ned volunteer fire departments battled the fire.

The investigation is still on-going.

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