Publisher Dan Drewry says that some of the archive is backed up on microfilm although the microfilm was stored in the same building and possibly is lost. The owners and publisher have not yet been able to enter the building to assess the complete damage.
Police quickly arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with arson.
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My thanks to W David Samuelsen for telling me about this story.