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Small electrical fire at Gingko Tree on Tuesday

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – The Dixon Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire at Gingko Tree Cafe in downtown Tuesday afternoon.

The call came in at 12:29 p.m., Deputy Chief Mark Callison said, and the department cleared the scene, 216 W. First St., by 12:56 p.m.

Employees smelled smoke coming from the basement, Chief Tim Shipman said, adding that there was smoke coming from an electrical control panel for an air conditioning unit when fire department crews went into the basement.

“Small flames” shot out of the panel once it was opened, Shipman said, and the issue was isolated to the single panel.

No other buildings downtown were affected, Shipman said, and the fire’s cause is unknown.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Gingko Tree Cafe staff said the air conditioning was still being repaired.

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