Dollar Tree fire not as bad as it looked

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Fire at dollar store does dollars in damage (sorry)

[UPDATE] According to a story in the Item today, the fire was caused by someone battling ice with a blowtorch.

Shannon Thomas shared a photo on the fb page of what appears to be the Dollar Tree roof fully engulfed earlier today.

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My reaction to the photo was, “Yikes, Hope everyone got out okay.”

At 6:45pm, I heard again about the Dollar Tree fire, so I swung by on the way to City Council. As I was getting out of the Happens-mobile, a guy (an employee of DT, presumably), came out of the dark store and told me it might be open in an hour. I let him know that I was taking photos and he talked about the fire like it was really nothing. He said the electricity had been shut off as a standard procedure. There wasn’t much to capture but some charred gunk on a snowbank and a blue tarp at the edge of the roof.

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