- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

PISEK, N.D. (AP) - A blaze has destroyed the former Terra Cotta Ballroom in Pisek.

The Grand Forks Herald (https://bit.ly/1gvXRYk ) reports that about 30 volunteer firefighters from two communities battled the fire from about 6 a.m. Monday until the afternoon.

Jerry Slinger is the owner of the building. He estimates his loss between $250,000 and $500,000.

The source of the fire has not been determined.

Slinger bought the ballroom from the city of Pisek about six years ago. He says he had been working on rehabilitating the building as it was in disrepair when he purchased it.

The building was used for weddings, meetings, school productions and other events while under ownership of the city.

Pisek is about 60 miles northwest of Grand Forks.


Information from: Grand Forks Herald, https://www.grandforksherald.com

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