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Atwater Fire Chief Gerald Schwartz looks Monday morning at the three Atwater buildings destroyed in an early-morning fire on Atlantic Avenue. Schwartz said the fire started in the Phat Pheasant Pasta & Brew. Photo by Carolyn Lange

Update: Loss of Atwater businesses and buildings could total $1.5 million


Update 1 p.m.

ATWATER - A demolition crew is on stand-by in Atwater waiting for word to topple the remaining brick walls of three main street buildings that were gutted in an early-morning fire today.

Atwater Fire Chief Gerald Schwartz said the unstable walls could pose a public safety concern.

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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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