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A historic lumber yard and Catholic Church, are the victims of a fire in Sexsmith, Alberta on Wednesday night.

Crews arrived at the scene at around 7pm, far too late to save the 80 year-old Frontier lumber yard building or the 93 year-old church, but in time to save a nearby Mechanic’s shop.

The fire also destroyed one of the fire department’s three pumper trucks, which had been parked inside the lumber yard at the time of the fire.

For more information, read the Grande Prairie Herald Tribune’s story at, or the Calgary Herald’s story, at

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