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Fire badly damages storage building in Shelbyville

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SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A large building used for storage was badly burned in a fire Saturday night into Sunday morning in Shelbyville.

According to the Shelby County Fire Department, the building on Longview Drive caught on fire around 11:30 p.m. and burned overnight. Fire crews and investigators were still on the scene Sunday morning putting out hot spots and interviewing witnesses.

One firefighters estimated the building to be between 15,000 and 20,000 square feet in size and more than 50-years old. 

A viewer who emailed a photograph of the scene to pix@wave3.com claimed to have lost all of the items the person had been storing inside the building.

Despite the extensive damage, firefighters said a portion of the building was saved.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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