A "freak accident" started an unscheduled fire at Hillside Chapel Crematory on Wednesday night, according to crematorium owner Don Catchen. "Just a freak accident," he said. "The unit itself is fine. The rest of the building is fine." The fire, which Fire Chief Michael Washington said took District 3 first responders around two hours to douse, started with a business-as-usual cremation.
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