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Onlookers survey the fire wreckage at St. Croix Sport on the frontage road of Hwy. 35N. Saturday morning, Dec. 29.

Night blaze guts north side River Falls business

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Flames swept through and engulfed the back shop of St. Croix Sport just off Hwy. 35N. in the town of Troy shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. The fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to snowmobiles, snow blowers, ATVs, chain saws, and commercial lawn-care equipment. Some was inventory being repaired for customers. It took 26 River Falls firefighters, with two engines, a water tender and a ladder truck almost an hour to control the fire.


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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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