MADELIA, Minn. (AP) — The downtown of a small Minnesota community is slowly taking shape again nearly a year after a fire that devastated nine businesses.

The Mankato Free Press reports that the gaping hole left from a Feb. 3 fire in Madelia’s downtown is filled again with the shells of new buildings. Crews are working on interiors as businesses hope to return by spring.

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Businesses destroyed in the incident include a restaurant, a floral and gift shop, a dental office and a hair salon, among others. Almost all of the nine businesses were reopened in different locations by April with help from foundations and other donors.

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The new structures have space for five businesses, four of which will be filled with returning businesses.

The cause of the fire was never determined.

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