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Fatal fire repeats history


February 22, 2018

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at 102 E. Aurora St. in 2006. The building caught fire again Wednesday morning and appears to be a total loss.


IRONWOOD - The early Wednesday morning fire at 102 E. Aurora St. in downtown Ironwood that resulted in one death and other injuries wasn't the first fatal fire in the building.

On Dec. 15, 2006, the body of Greg Pecotte, 25, was found after a third-floor apartment in the building near the corner of Lowell and Aurora streets burned.

The Daily Globe reported Pecotte's body was found by firefighters after the blaze was extinguished. At that time, the downstairs business on the first floor was a clock and watch establishment.

Pecotte, a 1999 Hurley Hig...

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