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Fire rakes fairgrounds


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IRONWOOD - Swiftly moving fire on Tuesday morning destroyed three structures at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds in Ironwood.

The grandstands, the 4-H horse barn and a hay barn all burned to the ground in little more than an hour, with only rubble left flickering.

"On Sept. 26, 2023, at approximately 9:58 a.m., on-duty Ironwood Public Safety Officers received a report of a fire at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds," said a news release from the Ironwood Public Safety Department.

"Additional members of the IPSD fire division were paged," continued the release...

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