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Monday, February 24th, 2014
Photo by Mark Pummell
Firefighters battle a fire Jan. 23 that destroyed a home on Fort Recovery-Minster Road that began the evening before. Eight home fires have been recorded in the Grand Lake area since mid-December. Bitterly cold weather has been linked to half of the blazes, the state fire marshal's office says.
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Bitter cold weather this winter is linked to half of the eight house fires investigated locally since Dec. 16. Determination of the exact causes of most of the fires in Mercer and Auglaize counties is pending by the State Fire . . .
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