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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.


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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