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Fire destroys historic buildings in Potterville


POTTERVILLE, MI – A lengthy weekend fire has claimed more than a hundred years of history in downtown Potterville.

Flames broke out late Saturday night at an apartment in the mid-Michigan community. By the time the fire was under control mid-Sunday morning, 2 antique shops, a bookstore and a Masonic lodge were destroyed.

Denny Schalow, who lives nearby, tells WILX-TV "the whole town is going to feel the results of this for awhile."

No one was seriously hurt in the fire, and the cause hasn't been determined.

City Manager Wanda Darrow tells the Lansing State Journal "we have half of a downtown now."

Potterville is southwest of Lansing.

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