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Gilmer Fire Investigation Continues

Investigators are looking for clues into what caused  a blaze that tore through an historic East Texas building Thursday night. The 77-year-old Town Hall on the downtown square in Gilmer was gutted by the blaze.

Three fire departments responded to the scene. Today, that fire is still smoldering. Many Gilmer residents stopped by the location today after hearing of the old building's demise. Investigators believe that either a candle left burning, or old electrical wiring may be to blame.  Experts are scheduled to come in Monday, to look for the actual cause of the fire.

More than 40 people employed at the various businesses at the mini mall are now without jobs. All of the businesses were insured.  

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.



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