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Former cigar factory catches fire

Published On: Feb 03 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 04 2013 08:53:46 PM EST

Firefighters in Schuylkill County had to tackle a smoky fire Monda afternoon which is fitting considering the venue.

MAHANOY TWP., Pa. -

Firefighters in Schuylkill County had to tackle a smoky fire Monday afternoon which is fitting considering the venue.

Officials say a fire broke out at a former cigar factory.

The fire was reported a little after 1:00 at the old General Cigar factory on East Road in Mahanoy Township, west of Tamaqua.

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Officials are still working on an exact cause of the fire but they say it may have been started by a torch.

Workers had been cleaning out the building.

No injuries have been reported.