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Fire Guts Historic Buildings in Indiana city

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP): A large fire has gutted a row of historic buildings in a southern Indiana city hit only weeks ago by another big fire.

Friday's fire in North Vernon's downtown area caused at least one building to collapse and severely damaged several others.

WAVE-TV reports a row of historic buildings was gutted by the fire, which comes about two weeks after a Nov. 5 fire hit the same downtown area.

North Vernon Fire Chief Rick McGill says about 50 firefighters from up to 10 departments battled the fire, which started in a basement apartment and spread to a carpet store, a law office, a beauty shop and upper apartments.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting the fire in the city about 60 miles south of Indianapolis.

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