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Fire above tavern claims the lives of 4
Times photos: Brenda Steurer Traffic on Wisconsin 78 was being routed around Main Street in downtown Blanchardville after an early-morning fire Monday at the Silver Dollar Saloon. Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley said he would try to get the state highway department to close at least one lane for safety reasons. Fire loosened bricks in the 100-year-old building, which could have fallen onto the sidewalks below.
BLANCHARDVILLE - Four people died in Blanchardville early Monday morning in the worst fatal fire in Lafayette County in at least 20 years, according to Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley.