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Fire destroyed part of Keokuk in 1964

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KEOKUK (KWWL) -- Fire took out buildings in an urban renewal area of Keokuk April 17, 1964.

It started before dawn after an explosion and was fanned by strong winds.  The fire destroyed four buildings and damaged several other buildings.

The fire came close to as destructive as one in 1857, which destroyed eight stores in the same area.

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