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Published November 04, 2012, 11:57 AM

Citizens of town devastated by fire make new plans

BUCYRUS, N.D. (AP) — Some residents of a southwestern North Dakota town nearly wiped out by last month's wildfire are making new living arrangements.

BUCYRUS, N.D. (AP) — Some residents of a southwestern North Dakota town nearly wiped out by last month's wildfire are making new living arrangements.

Four homes in Bucyrus were destroyed by the 6,000-acre fire. Linda Wiskus, one of the displaced residents, plans to live in a mobile home that has been placed on the site where her home once stood.

Her son, Joey Michels, says Saturday was a big day because water and sewer operations were up and running on the property.

Verne Milliren tells the Dickinson Press that he and his wife, Lucy, are currently living with friends a few miles from Bucyrus. He says they will likely end up moving to nearby Hettinger.

Says Milliren, "You just pull yourself up by your bootstraps and keep going. It's all you can do."

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