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Small fire at Country Inn in Ithaca

Firefighters responded to the fire about 8:30 a.m when they found smoke coming from a storage room.
ITHACA, NY (WSYR-TV) - Fire investigators say early detection and a quick response helped save the Country Inn on Danby Road in Ithaca Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the fire about 8:30 a.m when they found smoke coming from a storage room.  The fire alarm was going off when firefighters arrived.

Guests at the inn were evacuated.

Investigators say the cause of the fire was a smoldering cigarette dropped in some mulch outside the building.  Firefighters put the fire out quickly.

No one was hurt.

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