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Fire breaks out in James building

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Two Ruston Fire Department trucks and three Ruston Police Department cars closed the road between Vienna and Trenton streets and kept it closed until the fire was put out.

Kip Franklin, district chief with the Ruston Fire Department, said the fire broke out when a platform knocked out the electrical line on the east side of the building.

“There was a crew working on the outside of the building, and the platform lift swung into the electrical line,” Franklin said.

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