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Firefighters battle a blaze on West Lake Drive last Friday night that claimed the building which housed Center Stage Dance Academy, The Baby Bin, b. Salon and Jay Schurman Photography. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

Building burns, businesses lost

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The cause of a Friday night fire that destroyed a building housing four Detroit Lakes businesses has not yet been determined, though investigators are concentrating on a furnace room that was housed on the second floor.


"The fire started in the area of the furnaces on the second floor, but the exact cause has not been determined," Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said Tuesday.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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