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Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Richlands burns down

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A food pantry that served thousands of area families in Tazewell County burned down on Thursday night.  Watch 59News at Noon as we speak with the owner concerning what is next for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.


The Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Richlands is demolished on Thursday night after it is fully engulfed in flames.


Fire crews tell us the fire started in the clothing section.  They had to tear down the building with a backhoe in order to get to the fire.

They do not think anyone was in the building when the fire started, and no injuries are being reported.

Richlands, Tazewell City, Cedar Bluff, and Belfast fire departments are on scene.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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