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BALAD, Iraq — Two tents used for recreation on Camp Anaconda burned down Saturday morning, according to the 207th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment at Logistics Support Area Anaconda.

The fire started inside at least one of the canvas tents of the 29th Support Battalion shortly before 8:17 a.m., according to a press release. No one was injured.

One of the burned tents was used as a gym; the other was used for morale and recreation activities. The cause was not known.

“Most of these things are caused by electrical [problems], but it will be a few days before we have the actual cause, so we don’t want to speculate,” Master Sgt. Stacey Maples, deputy fire chief at Anaconda, said, according to the press release.

The release did not say whether the fire started in both tents or started in one and spread to the second. Anaconda’s fire department put out the fire quickly.


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