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Elko County Fair on as planned despite fire

Joyce Lupiani

Elko County Fair on as planned despite fire

CREATED Aug. 22, 2012

ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Organizers of the Elko County Fair say a fire that destroyed records and phone lines won't prevent this year's fair from taking place as planned.

The fair starts Friday and staff are setting up a temporary working space next to the gutted fair office building.

The fire happened early Monday morning.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports (bit.ly/PuCV4j) the fire destroyed most of what was inside the office building including office equipment, financial information and contact lists for volunteers. Nobody was hurt.

Other records including lists of competitors in this year's fair and those who bought reserved seats made it through the fire.

Investigators say they hope to release their findings on the cause of the fire within the next couple of days.

Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com
 

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