Rubble from burned Astoria buildings is recyclable

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ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Demolition work has reduced historic buildings burned on Astoria's waterfront to rubble, and an excavation crew thinks it can recycle most of the material.

The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/npEQU0 ) demolition of the properties has finally gone through since fires ravage the buildings in December.

Authorities have labeled the fire suspicious, but no arrests have been made. The properties were scheduled for a foreclosure sale.

The newspaper reports the properties' insurance companies finished their reports in June.

There is no word yet on what might replace the buildings, but the city hopes to reclaim a small park

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com