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Before snow came, this West Chester fire closed part of U.S. 42

West Chester firefighters battled a fire this morning that caused a portion of U.S. 42 to close down as they put out the blaze.

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Drew Reeder, West Chester Twp. spokesman, said the fire occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Friday at 9112 Cincinnati Columbus Rd.

“A caller said that he needed help because there was a fire at that address — apparently in the basement,” Reeder said.

Due to the placement of fire hydrants on that portion of the road, Reeder said it became necessary to close the area down to traffic so firefighters could deal with the fire.

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He added that there were no injuries at the location and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. The total amount of damage is unknown at this time.

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