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Smoke rises from the scene of the library fire in Cosmos Thursday morning. The fire was reported about 5:11 a.m. and the roof collapse about 7 a.m. Reader photo by Jocelynn Buckentin

Update: Cosmos library destroyed in early morning fire


Update 9:30 a.m.

COSMOS -- Crews are still at the scene of an early morning fire at the Cosmos city library that reportedly destroyed the structure.

Roads are blocked in the area.

The fire was reported at 5:11 this morning.

The roof of the structure had collapsed around 7 a.m., according to Jody Fruetel, who was arriving home from work at that time and has been watching the fire from her home all morning. She is the wife of Fire Chief Jon Fruetel.

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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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