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Fire in downtown Ironwood building kills one, takes hours to extinguishSubmitted: 02/21/2018
Fire in downtown Ironwood building kills one, takes hours to extinguish
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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lkimble@wjfw.com

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IRONWOOD, MI - A large fire in Ironwood, Michigan killed at least one person early Wednesday morning.

Ironwood Public Safety reports firefighters were called to the downtown building on E. Aurora Street around 4 a.m.  The fire burned a building with businesses and apartments.

Crews pulled three people from apartment windows on upper floors, but another person pulled from the fire died at the hospital.  The Public Safety Department didn't release the victim's name or age.


Ironwood Public Safety said crews were still working to put the fire out late Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews weren't sure at the time if anyone else was trapped inside.

Ironwood was assisted by the Hurley Fire Department, Hurley police, Iron County Sheriff, Gogebic County Sheriff, Beacon Ambulance, and the Red Cross.

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