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Swansea firefighters respond to office building fire

Swansea, Northwest firefighters on Friday night responded to 159 West Professional Park after emergency officials spotted flames coming from an office building rooftop. No one was inside.
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Swansea firefighters respond to office building fire 00:29

Swansea firefighters respond to office building fire

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Hello Kitty: New Lynx logo unleashed for Lindenwood-Belleville

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