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Nov. 2, 2001 – Investigation is continuing into the origin of two fires in the historic Savan area of downtown St. Thomas.
Fire Services officials were out Thursday sifting through the burned remains of the two abandoned buildings, one on Levkoi Strade and the other on Hill Street.
Fire erupted about midday Wednesday, sending a plume of smoke high into the air over the historic downtown neighborhood before firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control. At times, licks of orange flame could be seen in the Lekvoi Strade structure, which was part wood, part masonry.
Firefighters from the downtown station responded to the scene and began dousing the burning building with water from several fire trucks. It was believed that the fire started in the building on Levkoi Strade, spread through some brush and then traveled upward toward the other structure on Hill Street.
Fire Chief Merwin Potter said the fire trucks had little difficulty getting through the winding, narrow roads of Savan and had enough water pressure and supply to battle both fires. He said he expected the investigation to be wrapped up by the end of the week.

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