UPDATE: 1 dead, Ironwood schools closing early after downtown fire

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IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE at 9:15 a.m. central Wednesday:

Ironwood Public Safety says one person died in Wednesday morning's fire at 102 E. Aurora Street, and further injuries are still being investigated. Crews will be at the scene for many more hours.

The Ironwood Area Schools are closing at 9:30 a.m. due to poor air quality as a result of the fire downtown.

This story will be updated as we learn more information. TV6's Nicole Buchmann will have reports from Ironwood on tonight's TV6 and FOX UP News.


UPDATE at 5:40 a.m. central Wednesday:

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Office has confirmed 102 E. Aurora is the location of the two-story building on fire. It's a business with apartments on the second floor. The fire has at this time completely engulfed the building with flames going through the roof.


A fire has broken out in a building next to the Chief Oil Co. Building in Ironwood.

Witnesses tell us that the fire is in a two-story building with apartments on the second floor.

Few details are being released, but here's what we know from the Gogebic County Sheriff's Office:

The fire is in a building on Aurora Street. Crews are still on the scene and are in process of putting out the flames.

The fire appears to be under control and is isolated to the building.

The initial call about the fire came in at 2:38 a.m. The cause of the fire is unknown.

It is unknown if there are any injuries at this time.

There are no known road closures at this time, but police are controlling traffic within the area.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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