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Marlinton Mayor Joe Smith says a fire that destroyed four buildings is devastating for his city.
The Sunday fire displaced several businesses and about a dozen residents. The fire rekindled Monday.
In addition to displacing people, Smith says the fire will have a significant economic impact. He says the city has lost some of its tax base.
He also says that streets in the area, along with other businesses that weren’t affected, can’t be opened until one of the burned buildings is secured. He says the three-story building’s roof caved in and it’s not safe.
The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. Smith says fire marshals haven’t entered examined the buildings because of safety concerns.