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“It was just incredibly quick,” said Erica Peters-Grende of the fire. Peters-Grende arrived at the scene at about 4:15 a.m. “We could even feel heat with the wind going away from it.”

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Waitsburg mill burns to ground

The cause of Sunday's fire is under investigation

WAITSBURG -- A raging fire Sunday destroyed the Preston-Shaffer Mill, the building also known as "Wait's Mill" that gave the city its name.The fire was reported at 4:10 a.m., and flames quickly engulfed the vacant, five-story wooden structure, which dates


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