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Paynesville Press - May 10, 2006

Regal church demolished in practice burn

Firemen at back door The former St. Anthony Catholic Church was demolished by fire on Saturday, May 6. The Lake Henry Fire Department used the church for training and a practice burn.

Around 15 members of the Lake Henry Fire Department conducted practice drills at the former St. Anthony Catholic Church in Regal on Saturday, May 6. Also participating were members of the Belgrade and Paynesville fire departments.

The firefighters conducted a series of drills in the church, including search and rescue and starting small fires and extinguishing them. Finally, in the early afternoon, they set the church - which closed last summer after 72 years - ablaze.

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