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By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

Almira school burns to the ground


Last updated 10/25/2021 at 7:47am

Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Crews try to fan the flames at the Almira School Tuesday, Oct. 12. The K-8 building was a total loss by the early morning of Wednesday, Oct. 13.

ALMIRA – Last week Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Almira school building that normally housed elementary grades 1 through 5 and ACH Middle School grades 6, 7 and 8 caught fire and burned to the ground in a raging conflagration. The fire burned all through Tuesday night as about 100 firefighters from Almira and its neighboring fire districts battled the blaze and kept it from spreading into residential areas. Fortunately, no one was in the building that Tuesday, as school was canceled due to a power outage caused by an unknown electrical problem.

Word of the disaster spread quickly, and people in...

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