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Mitchell Legion Building Destroyed By Fire
Updated May 5, 2013 12:59 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(MITCHELL) - The Mitchell American Legion burnt to the ground Saturday morning, reportedly as a result of a fire originating with a couple propane tanks.

Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tyler Duncan says the limestone faced building was fully engulfed when they arrived, and the multiple roofs on top acted like a tunnel, allowing the fire to spread rapidly.

The Post Commander, Harold Robbins, says the Legion's board of directors will have a meeting today in order to discuss where to go from here.

Officials from the fire department and American Legion say several things were saved from the blaze, including a safe, cash box, honor guard rifles and neighboring houses.

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