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Fire damages chapel at St. Lawrence University

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Fire damages chapel at St. Lawrence University
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CANTON, N.Y. -- A Sunday morning fire at the Chapel on the St. Lawrence University campus is now under investigation. Security staff noticed smoke coming from the steeple of Gunnison Memorial Chapel shortly after 5 a.m.

On Monday, the steeple toppled to the ground as a result of high winds. Emergency crews had planned ahead, and kept a wide perimeter to ensure no injuries if the steeple fell.

Crews with the Canton Fire Department responded immediately and were able to limit the damage to the bell tower. Nobody was hurt in the fire, but the University has canceled services that were scheduled as part of family weekend.

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