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Teen suspected of starting a fire in Amboy

Posted by wlpo on February 11, 2012

Just as two teens were accused in the Westclox fire in Peru, a teen is suspected of starting a fire that’s destroyed a business in Amboy.

A laundromat and attached apartment and shed were destroyed by the fire Wednesday evening.  Amboy Fire Chief Frank Stenzel says it was ablaze by the time they arrived and took them almost 40 minutes to knock down.  The Illinois State Fire Marshall Office determined it was suspicious.  A 14 year old has been arrested.

In the case of the Westclox fire, a 15-year old boy from Peru pleaded guilty last month to aggravated arson.

Another teen, 17-year old Steven Gallacher of La Salle, goes to trial March 5th. 

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