Fire Scorches Foundation House in St. George

Fire Scorches Foundation House in St. George

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Workers are busy trying to pick up the pieces today, after a fire damaged The Foundation building in St. George.

The blaze began yesterday afternoon, it took firefighters about almost an hour to get the fire under control.

The Foundation is an organization that does all the fund-raising for the Dixie Regional Medical Center.

No one was hurt in the blaze, however the fire left a lot of damage.

Kaye Peterson, who works with the organization, said everything they've had to back them up for the last 25 years is gone. Employees had been were working on the upcoming Jubilee Cup, a golf tournament to raise money for hospital projects.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, fire officials said witnesses reported seeing juveniles in the area prior to the fire. They also said a new cigarette lighter was found in the back of the building.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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