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PPR awk fire 0718

Staff Photo/Denise A. Raymo Volunteer firefighters from six departments turned out for a blaze at Big Boys Gas and Tobacco on Raquette Point Road in Akwesasne on Wednesday morning. The cause is under investigation, but officials believe it was accidental. The front portion of the business sustained heavy damage, and firefighters were rotated in and out of duty to prevent them from overheating as temperatures reached into the mid-80s.