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Fire damages downtown shop

By By William F. West / community editor
Oct. 1, 2002
An early morning fire damaged a downtown Meridian gift shop.
At about 2 a.m. several firefighters responded to Touch of Elegance at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Ninth Street.
There was no word about the cause of the fire.
Battalion Chief Tim Miller and a group of firefighters were at the business at about 7:45 a.m. checking to make sure there were no hot spots left.
There was damage to a wall dividing the front room and the back room and the building continued to reek of smoke.

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