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Lipton Building fire considered “suspicious”

Posted by wlpo on August 20, 2012

The fire that left the old Lipton Tea building in Streator unstable is considered suspicious.  Streator Fire Chief Tom Risley stopped short of calling the fire arson during a press conference Monday morning.

Police Chief Jeff Anderson says the Lipton fire is similar to 16 other suspicious fires since May 2011.

Mayor Jimmy Landsford says someone will ‘make mistake’ and be caught.

The four-story Lipton building was gutted by fire early Sunday morning.  The building will likely be torn down.

One firefighter was injured during the fire and was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator.

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