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Dixie Theater fire damages landmark

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Ruston firefighters, responding to a 10:40 p.m. structural fire Friday, were shocked to see the location.
“On arrival, firefighters noticed moderate smoke and flames coming out of an upstairs window at the Dixie Theater,” Ruston Fire Department Public Safety Officer Jerry Lewis said. “While one crew erected a ladder to the window and began applying water to the fire, a second group of firefighters tried to gain access to the building on the ground floor.”

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