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Fire Rips Through Historic Downtown in Michigan's UP

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Fire has damaged or destroyed buildings in a historic downtown block in Michigan’s far northern Upper Peninsula.

 

The fire began around 11 p.m. Friday in Calumet, a village in Houghton County, 275 miles northwest of the Mackinac Bridge.

 

Video posted online shows a shower of bricks as a building collapsed.

 

Hundreds of people flocked to the site to watch firefighters try to control the blaze.

 

At least 30 people were displaced.

 

Three firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation or minor injuries.

 

The grand opening of a roller rink in Laurium was turned into a fundraiser for people affected by the fire.

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