Fire destroys historic former rail station

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MECHANICSTOWN -

An early morning fire destroyed an historic building in Mechanicstown today.

Fire officials say the flames broke out at the former Ontario and Western rail station on Dunning Road around 4:15 a.m. They say it took about an hour and around 35 firefighters to put the blaze out.

Officials says the building  been vacant since 2001 after a restaurant closed down there.

Orange County Fire's Task Force and the state police are now investigating the cause of the blaze.

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