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Boy charged after fire destroys three buildings in Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on May 29, 2010

A dark plume of smoke seen across La Salle County was large fire burning through several old buildings in Marseilles.  Investigators think it was the work of a young boy.

The blaze was reported at about 2pm Friday.  It started in an abandon warehouse on Commercial Street and spread to a storage garage and former foundry.  Three other buildings were left with minor damage.

By evening, police had taken three boys to the police station.  One was charged with arson and burglary.  He was taken to the county juvenile detention home.  The other two were released to their parents.

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