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Security tightened after second fire downtown

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By Jenny Hartley

Reacting to two deliberately set fires at two government buildings in one week, security around government buildings in Lancaster was tightened Thursday.

Lancaster County Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond said he expected the "whole nine yards" – the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Lancaster Police Department and S.C. State Guard – to watch over government buildings Thursday night.

Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said his department was planning increased patrols, with extra officers called in to work the night shift.


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