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Downtown Ironwood fire among top local stories of 2018

Editor's note: The Daily Globe is counting down the Gogebic Range's top five stories of 2018 each day through Monday, New Year's Eve. The editorial department staff sat down and came up with its annual list, naming a fatal fire in the early morning hours of Feb. 20 in downtown Ironwood as the second-place story of the year.

Feb. 21, 2018. City Commissioner Jim Mildren later said it was the day he "thought we might lose our downtown," as a fire left three dead and two buildings destroyed.

The Ironwood Public Safety Department responded to reports of the Aurora Street fire at 3:49 a.m. that morn...

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