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Three Buildings Destroyed In Downtown Winona Fire



Crews already have torn down the downtown Winona building where a large fire is believed to have started this morning…

The fire was first reported around 2 a.m. at the Islamic Center, on the corner of Third and Center in Winona. Flames spread to adjoining buildings on both streets, with half-a-dozen businesses affected, including a law office. Three buildings are a total loss, according to Winona Fire Chief Curt Bittle. The exact cause of the fire has not been determined.



A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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