Electrical problem likely cause of commercial fire in Alto

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Investigators ruled a fire that broke out Tuesday morning inside a commercial building in Alto as accidental.

The fire broke out just before 8 a.m. on March 12. Units from Banks County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the call along with Jackson County Fire Services and the Lee Arrendale Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was showing from the building’s attic, said Banks County Fire Chief Steve Nichols. He said firefighters quickly located and extinguished the flames, containing the fire damage to the area of origin.

No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators could not rule out a possible electrical problem as the cause. The structure sustained moderate damage.

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