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Published October 18, 2012, 11:14 AM

Official says Bucyrus destruction is devastating

BUCYRUS, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Adams County Commission says the destruction of one of the county's communities by a wildfire is devastating.

BUCYRUS, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Adams County Commission says the destruction of one of the county's communities by a wildfire is devastating.

Chuck Christman says four of the seven or eight homes in Bucyrus were destroyed in the Wednesday fire. He says that's a lifetime of memories for at least four families.

Christman says firefighters were able to save a church in the town, and a privately owned elevator on the outskirts wasn't damaged in the town of about 30 residents. The town's only business, a picture-framing shop, was destroyed.

Christman says the state fire marshal will be investigating the cause of the fire that also destroyed an abandoned farmstead and about 70 electrical power poles and forced the temporary shutdown of U.S. Highway 12.

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