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Rubble and charred beams are piled outside a block of buildings on Atlantic Avenue in Atwater that were destroyed by a devastating fire. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Charred remains a daily reminder of Atwater fire

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ATWATER -- Blackened bricks, heaps of rubble and gaping holes where windows used to be are a constant reminder of a devastating fire Feb. 28 that destroyed nearly a block-long section of Atwater's business district.


There is no official word on the cause of the fire, and cleanup of the aftermath has not yet begun.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750