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Efforts to open Aurora Street on hold

 

March 2, 2018

Submitted photo

EMPLOYEES OF Fahrner Excavating of Ironwood work from a machine to knock down part the remains of last week's fatal fire at 102-104 E. Aurora St. in downtown Ironwood Thursday morning. The photo was provided by Ironwood City Assessor Dennis Hewitt.

By LARRY HOLCOMBE

lholcombe@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - Work to open Aurora Street to traffic in front of last week's fatal fire in downtown Ironwood was halted Thursday morning as the contractor and city officials learned they'd have to wait until state-mandated tests of material samples from the burned buildings come back from a laboratory.

The early morning fire of Feb. 21 killed three people and heavily damaged two buildings at 102-104 Aurora St. The 102 address included Chelsi's Corner boutique on the street level and two floors of apartments above.

An Ironwood Public Safety Departme...



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