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Former city commission candidate escapes blaze


February 23, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

WATER IS poured on the downtown Chelsi's Corner fire Wednesday around 8 a.m. from the Ironwood Public Safety Department's tower 1 ladder truck.


IRONWOOD - An Ironwood City Commission candidate in the last election was one of the residents of 102 E. Aurora St. who escaped the Wednesday fire that left at least two people dead.

David Kinnunen told KBJR-TV 6 that fire crews rescued him from his second story window with the Ironwood Public Safety Department ladder truck.

"I remember the smoke. I remember smelling it and I went in the hallway and that was full of smoke and I knew I had to get out," he said in the TV interview. "They lifted a ladder and I climbed out."

He was one of the lucky o...

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