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Fire destroys Atwater businesses; community in shock


ATWATER -- An early Monday morning fire that gutted three buildings and destroyed four businesses in Atwater's main business district has left the small Kandiyohi County town in shock.

Nearly three-quarters of a block on Atlantic Avenue was wiped out in a ferocious blaze that could be seen for miles. Crews from nine fire departments battled the fast-burning fire in subzero temperatures.

There were no injuries, but firefighters did have to wrestle with frozen lines.

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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.
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