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Fire marshal report on fairground fire released


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IRONWOOD — An investigative report on the Sept. 26 fire at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds was released last week by the Gogebic County Courthouse and concludes that the official cause of the fire that destroyed three structures was “accidental.”

The report was issued by the Ironwood Public Safety Department and includes statements from two of its employees, Sgt. Brandon Snyder and Lt. Matthew Sterbenz, with reviewing by Sgt. James Chiapuzio. As the fire marshal, Snyder provided the final word.

Additional supplementary reporting was provided by Det. Sgt....

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