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Vandals start Depot Park fire

 

August 4, 2018

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THE REMAINS of a fire Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Director Michael Meyer said someone started in the covered area of the Old Depot Building in Ironwood's Depot Park Thursday night are shown.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD — While the Old Depot building escaped damage, Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Director Michael Meyer said it could have turned out a lot worse after someone started a small fire under the covered area in front of the Chamber of Commerce office Thursday night.

“It was such a dangerous thing to have occurred,” Meyer told the Daily Globe.

He said while the pavement was brick, it was under the painted wood ceiling and a spark could potentially have led to the historic building catching fire.

“All it would have taken is a breeze,” h...



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