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Fire destroys or damages 5 buildings in Cassville


CASSVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Fire has destroyed three buildings and damaged two others in downtown Cassville. Twelve people lost their apartment homes and possessions in the fire which broke out about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Grant County Emergency Management spokeswoman Julie Loeffelholz says the fire apparently started in one of the apartments. A cafDe in the center of town is among the businesses destroyed or damaged.

WISC-TV says fire departments from five communities helped battle the blaze. The American Red Cross is assisting people displaced by the fire find temporary shelter.

The fire comes at a time when the community is also dealing with spring flooding.


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