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Another Suspicious Fire In Binghamton

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

For the second time in less than three months, someone has set a fire inside the old E.H. Titchener and Company building in Binghamton.

Firefighters were called to the site at 67 Clinton Street in the First Ward around 12:20 this afternoon.

Assistant fire chief Gary O’Neill says the blaze was confined to a pile of papers located on the north side of the structure.

O’Neill says the fire was extinguished in about five minutes. The blaze generated a lot of smoke, which filled the empty building.

No injuries were reported.

A larger fire, fueled by wood and other debris, was set in the building on March 21. That blaze also was discovered in the afternoon.

The abandoned property now is owned by Broome County.

The Titchener building is a short distance east of the old Lincoln Hotel, which burned in an arson fire last Thursday evening.

Police and fire investigators are trying to determine who is responsible for the series of fires.

An 11-year-old boy has been charged with felony arson in connection with a May 24 blaze that caused extensive damage to an occupied apartment house at 100 Walnut Street.

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