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1 death in fire in downtown Ironwood in Upper Peninsula

February 21, 2018

Firefighters battle a fire in downtown Ironwood, Mich., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The fire claimed at least one life and destroyed two buildings. One of the buildings included two floors of apartments. As of noon, public safety officials wouldn't comment on other injuries, but were working to account for everyone. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. (Jason Juno/The Daily News via AP)

IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) — One person has died in a fire in downtown Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.

Authorities say two buildings were badly damaged or destroyed early Wednesday, including one with apartments on two floors. Ironwood schools were closed due to poor air quality.

The cause was being investigated. The fire was next to the Chief Oil Co. building.

Ironwood is in the western Upper Peninsula in Gogebic (Go-GEY’-bic) County, 18 miles south of Lake Superior.

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