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IPSD finds Aurora fire unrelated to earlier blaze

 

March 20, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Two men work from an elevated platform Monday afternoon at the rear of a downtown Ironwood apartment building that was destroyed by an early morning fatal fire on Feb. 21. Three people died in the fire at 102 Aurora St. The alley is blocked off during the work aimed at making the area safe from falling debris.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - While there was a fire call earlier that night at the same location, the Ironwood Public Safety Department's investigation into the Feb. 21 fire that claimed the lives of three people and destroyed two downtown buildings has determined the two incidents were unrelated.

"The first call, reported at (2:34 a.m.), was a very small cooking related fire that had been completely extinguished," Ironwood Fire Marshal Brandon Snyder said in a news release Monday. "The location of the second fire, reported at (3:45 a.m.), has been determined t...



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