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Fire in exhaust fan causes $200,000 damage

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The Richland County Fire Marshal's office says a fire at a commercial building off Bluff Road Thursday morning was caused by a mechanical malfunction in a bathroom exhaust fan.

Firefighters were called to Old Dairy Road at about 7 a.m. Thursday.  Upon arriving, they saw heavy black smoke coming from the building's roof.

No injuries were reported.

Damage is estimated at $200,000.

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