- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that gutted a vacant upstate New York motel being sold to a national pharmacy chain.

Authorities in the village of Cooperstown say the blaze was reported around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Cooperstown Motel. When firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were coming from the corner of the L-shaped building where its two wings meet.

More than 60 firefighters from several local volunteer companies battled the blaze. No injuries were reported.

The motel property’s longtime owner died last October. An auction was held last month to sell off motel items. The property is being sold to CVS Pharmacy, which plans to build a store on the site.

Otsego County, state and local fire and police agencies are investigating the cause of the fire.


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