Dubuque museum looks toward recovery from fire

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials at a Dubuque museum say it could cost more than $1 million and months of work to recover from a December fire.

Fire damage was minimal during the Dec. 14 fire at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, but there was extensive smoke and water damage to one of two primary buildings.

John Oglesby, the museum’s facilities manager, says a sprinkler system drenched an exhibit area and gift shop. It eventually entered a basement.

The Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/19VmWsw ) museum officials have asked for some financial support since insurance won’t cover it all. Visitors can expect to see some evidence of the recovery effort in the months ahead.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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