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UPDATE: 3rd body found in fire debris in Ironwood in Upper Peninsula

UPDATE: 3rd body found in fire debris in Ironwood in Upper Peninsula
Posted at 9:08 AM, Feb 23, 2018

12 p.m. 

Authorities say a third body has been recovered in the wreckage of a fire in downtown Ironwood in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Public Safety Director Greg Klecker tells WLUC-TV that he's not aware of any more missing people. At least three people were injured in the fire, which badly damaged or destroyed two buildings early Wednesday.

No names have been released. One of the buildings had apartments on two floors. Klecker says the fire is considered suspicious until investigators can learn more about the cause.


10 a.m.

Authorities say they found the body of a second person in rubble following a fire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that's being investigated as suspicious.

Two buildings in downtown Ironwood were badly damaged or destroyed early Wednesday, including one with apartments on two floors. Authorities say one person died Wednesday at a hospital after being rescued and a body was found Thursday in debris.

Two other people who were rescued were hospitalized. Names of those involved weren't immediately released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Gregory Klecker told the Daily Globe agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting.

Ironwood is in the western Upper Peninsula in Gogebic (Go-GEY'-bic) County, 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of Lake Superior.