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Web Extra: Fire devastated Center Street in 2001

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WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- The fire in downtown Winona on Friday isn't the first to devastate Center Street.

In January 2001, Betty Jo Byoloski's burnt down after a fire started in the attic. A heating contractor was using a propane torch to connect a joint when insulation caught fire.

The fire spread rapidly and ended up causing significant damage to two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Betty Jo Byoloski's has since rebuilt, but is closed due to the close proximity to Friday morning's fire.

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