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Third fire victim found at scene

 

February 23, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

AN INVESTIGATOR walks toward the burned-out structure at 102 E. Aurora St. in Ironwood Thursday. City, state and federal personnel are searching for additional potential victims and investigating the cause of Wednesday's fire that destroyed two buildings in downtown Ironwood.

IRONWOOD — Another body has been found in the aftermath of Wednesday's fire in downtown Ironwood, bringing the total number of fatalities to three.

The body was the second recovered Thursday, according to Ironwood Public Safety Director Gregory Klecker.

“There are no more remaining persons unaccounted for that we know of,” Klecker said in a press release Friday.

The fire began in 102 E. Aurora St. — the home of Chelsi’s Corner boutique and a number of apartments on the upper floors — early Wednesday morning, with the department responding to reports of the fire at 3:49 a.m.

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