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Structure fire scorches multiple Sturgis businesses

Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 9:16 AM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) -

An early morning fire torched a number of businesses in the northern hills.

According to Meade County Emergency Management’s Facebook page, firefighters responded to a structure fire at Sturgis’ Weimer’s Diner and Donuts approximately 2:25 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire spread to multiple businesses before it could be contained. Fire officials say all structures involved suffered significant damage.

Investigators believe a malfunctioning AC unit ignited the restaurant, but a cause has yet to be determined.

No one was injured as a result of the fire.

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